Trawler with 37 workers capsizes in Padma

mawacargo132 people have been rescued among whom 10 people have been injured and are receiving treatment

A sand-laden trawler, carrying 37 workers, capsized in Padma River near Mawa Ghat in Munshiganj yesterday.

So far, 32 people have been rescued among whom 10 people have been injured and are receiving treatment at Shologhar Health Complex in Srinagar upazila.

Among the injured, four are in serious conditions.

One rescued worker Habibur Rahman said there were 37 workers on-board the trawler and five were still missing.

The workers loaded the trawler with sand collected from Maddha char in Louhajang upazila and started off for the nearby Paler char. The trawler capsized a few hundreds meters away from Mawa ghat amid the Padma River high tide.

People from other launches and speed boats rescued the workers.

Md Kaiyum, sub-inspector of Mawa police outpost, said it could not be confirmed whether all the workers had been rescued yet or not. Relatives of the missing people were seen waiting on the bank of the river.

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