Bodies of 9 fishermen from West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district had been discovered on Thursday morning contained in the trawler that capsized within the Bay of Bengal, officers mentioned.
One individual remains to be lacking and a search is on to search out him, they mentioned.
The trawler, “Haimabati”, capsized resulting from sudden excessive waves close to (*9*) island off the Bakkhali coast within the early hours of Wednesday when it was returning after catching hilsa, officers mentioned.
Fishermen Sankar Sashmal Majhi and Saikat Das who had been on the deck and working the trawler might handle to leap into the ocean. Another fishing boat rescued them later.
It is suspected that the opposite fishermen had been sleeping and didn’t get the time to flee, officers mentioned.
The 9 our bodies had been discovered within the cabin of the trawler, which was loaded with fish, after a day of search and rescue efforts, they mentioned.
The Coast Guard is main the seek for lacking fisherman Anadi Sashmal, a resident of Haripur in Namkhana block.
Apart from patrol autos, drones have been deployed to find him, an official mentioned.
The trawler, owned by one Jamuna Rani Lal, left for the ocean 5 days again with 12 fishermen from the ten Mile space in Namkhana, he mentioned.
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