17 miss­ing af­ter In­dian trawler sinks off Bangladesh

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Sev­en­teen fish­er­men were miss­ing af­ter an In­dian trawler sank off the coast of Bangladesh, of­fi­cials said, spark­ing a ma­jor search ef­fort in the Bay of Ben­gal. Two Bangladesh Navy ships and a pa­trol air­craft were de­ployed af­ter a dis­tress sig­nal was sent from a ship trav­el­ling with the sunken fish­ing boat, called Maha Gouri, a navy of­fi­cial said on Aug 13. “The fish­ing trawler sank in the Bay of Ben­gal just 70 kilo­me­tres [43 miles] north of Hiron Point in the Sun­dar­bans,” the of­fi­cial said.

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