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.