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Trawler capsizes with 50 passengers

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One killed, 10 missing 


A Correspondent
Gazipur: One person was killed and 10 others went missing as a trawler capsized in Sitalakshya River at Jamalpur in Kaliganj upazila on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Lemon, 22, operator of Pran-RFL Group and son of Kajol Mia, a resident of Dholasadukha in the upazila.
Identity of the missing could not be known immediately.
Police and witnesses said the accident took place when the trawler with 50 passengers on board, most of them workers of ‘Pran-RFL Group’’ was heading towards Palash upazila of Narsingdi district around 8:00am.
The workers were going to the upazila to join their workplace in ‘Pran Industrial Park’ in Bagpara area.
Forty of the passengers managed to swim ashore while 10 others went missing.
The missing passengers could not be traced out as of writing this report at 11:00am.
The body of Lemon was recovered from the river at 11:50 am.
Divers and local people were still continuing rescue operation.
Officer-in-charge of Kaliganj Police Station Najmul Haque Bhuiyan confirmed the incident.

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