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100 missing as trawler capsizes in Bangladesh

At least 100 people were missing on Thursday morning when a trawler capsized on a river in Bangladesh's southern Barisal district, the police said.

world Updated: Feb 19, 2009 11:31 IST
Xinhua

At least 100 people were missing on Thursday morning when a trawler capsized on a river in Bangladesh's southern Barisal district, the police said.

The accident took place some 169 km from the Bangladesh capital.

"We've come to know that over 100 passengers are missing. A body of a woman was pulled out from the water," district police chief Tawfiq Mahbub Chowdhury said.

Police officer Sekandar Ali said the boat capsized at around 6.50 am.