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21 missing as trawler sinks in Bangladesh

Twenty-one labourers were missing after the trawler in which they were travelling sank following a collision with another vessel in Bangladesh on Friday.

world Updated: Oct 23, 2009 20:26 IST

Twenty-one labourers were missing after the trawler in which they were travelling sank following a collision with another vessel in Bangladesh on Friday.

The accident occurred in Padma river, one of the biggest rivers in Bangladesh, when the sand-laden trawler rammed into a passenger boat coming from the opposite direction, about 100 km southwest of Dhaka.

There were 41 labourers on board the trawler at the time of the accident at about 6 am, Xinhua reported.

Twenty labourers managed to swim ashore. A search was launched for the missing people.