Trawler capsizes in Meghna with 60 passengers, at least 5 missing

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Chandpur, Jan 26: At least five people including children were still missing after a trawler packed with up to 60 passengers capsized amid dense fog in the river Meghna after being hit by a cargo vessel on Tuesday morning.

Local police sub-inspector Safaruddin said the trawler—MV Robin-1—sank in the middle of the river around 9.30am at Haimchar upzila on its way to Paschim Eshan ghat from Telimor ghat.

Police said most of the passengers swam ashore or were rescued by local people after the accident.

Police and fire service officials rushed to scene and began a search for the missing.

Karim Master and Nasrin Akhter, who survived the accident, told reporters that up to 60 people including some children were on board when the accident took place.

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