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Vol. 5 Num 418 Sat. July 30, 2005  
   
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12 fishermen missing in trawler capsize


At least 12 fishermen went missing, as a trawler capsized yesterday afternoon in Kochikhali area near the Sundarbans, some 30 kilometres south-west of Kuakata sea beach in Patuakhali district.

Two fishermen, who managed to swim ashore, said the trawler met with the accident when the fishermen were returning to Mohipur in Kuakata after fishing in deep sea for four days.

Another trawler rescued the two fishermen, Kabir, 30, of Bhola district and Ansar, 35, of Gangamoti from sea.

All the missing fishermen hail from Kalapara and Kuakata of Patuakkhali district.