Dozens missing after Bangladesh boat sinks: police

An overloaded fishing trawler carrying migrants to Malaysia sank in strong currents off the coast of Bangladesh on Thursday with tens of passengers missing, in the country’s latest maritime accident, officials said.

Emergency workers rescued about 32 Bangladeshis in the Bay of Bengal after the boat capsized some 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) offshore, police and the coastguard said.

Several passengers also managed to swim to shore, but dozens of others were still unaccounted for, although the exact figure was not known, coast guard commander Maruf Hassan told AFP.
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Source News: Gulf Times