75 missing as trawler capsizes in Bangladesh

  • IANS, Dhaka
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  • Updated: Aug 01, 2011 02:24 IST

At least 75 people went missing in Bangladesh on Saturday after a trawler capsized in Buriganga river near capital Dhaka.

The accident occurred when a small cargo vessel collided with a trawler carrying around 100 passengers, leaving the trawler upside down and 75 passengers missing at 8.15pm, private new agency UNB quoted police and locals as saying.

Around 20 passengers of the capsized trawler, however, managed to swim ashore.

Meanwhile, several rescue teams of firefighting units were conducting search for the missing passengers till last reports.


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