300 tourists stranded on St Martin’s Island due to rough weather


Coxbazar, Oct 18: Some 300 tourists have got stranded on St Martin’s Island in the Bay of Bengal due to inclement weather.

The authorities concerned have suspended the movement of passenger vessels between Teknaf and St Martin’s Island from Sunday afternoon.

Nur Ahmed, chairman of St Martin’s Island union, said “The tourists got stranded due to suspension of the trawler movement and all the tourists on the island are safe. We have informed the local administration about it.”

Mohammad Pervez Chowdhury, Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), said the tourists can return to their respective destinations after the weather improves.