At least 100 missing as trawler capsizes in Bangladesh

February 19th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, Feb 19 (Xinhua) At least 100 people were missing Thursday morning when a trawler capsized on a river in Bangladesh’s southern Barisal district, the police said.
The accident took place some 169 km from the Bangladesh capital.

“We’ve come to know that over 100 passengers are missing. A body of a woman was pulled out from the water,” district police chief Tawfiq Mahbub Chowdhury said.

Police officer Sekandar Ali said the boat capsized at around 6.50 a.m.

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