A worker has drowned as a cement-laden trawler capsized in the Dhaleshwari River near Mukterpur area of Munshiganj district. The deceased is Md Selim Mia, 25, son of Darod Ali, of Sompur village under Mohonganj upazila of Netrokona district.
Mukterpur naval police outpost in-charge SI Mosharaf Hosen said: “A trawler was being loaded with sacks of cement at 6am on Saturday at the jetty of Shah Cement Factory. After loading one thousand sacks, the trawler suddenly capsized in the Dhaleshwari River.”
All labourers but one Selim Mia managed to swim ashore. Later, police recovered Selim’s body at 11.30am when it was seen floating in the river, he added.