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Feb 13, 2015

10:02:23 GMT--Vehicle Accident - Asia - Bangladesh

EDIS Number: VI-20150213-46987-BGD

Date / time: 13/02/2015 10:00:21 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: Asia

Country: Bangladesh

State/County: Barisal Division

Location: Barguna

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: 8 person(s)

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: 290 person(s)

Damage level: N/A


A trawler has sunk with around 200 passengers on board in Barguna's Taltoli at the point of opening out to the Bay of Bengal. Taltoli Police OC Babul Akter said a body was pulled out of the water but many were still missing after the trawler capsized around 12pm on Friday. The trawler sank after its engine abruptly shut down near Tetulbarhia area on its way to Bamna Upazila's Chalabhanga, he said. "Locals say there were about 200 passengers on the trawler. Most of them reached the shore with the help of locals on boats, we feel only eight to 10 persons are still missing," he said. Taltoli police identified the dead as 'Joynal', who was a resident of Kuakata.

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