Dhaka – Rescuers on Sunday retrieved bodies of five people, believed to be Indian nationals, after a number of fishing boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.
They found the bodies at a place located 30 kilometers south of Hiron Point of Sundarbans mangrove forest, Captain Mehedi Masud, commander of Bangladesh Coastguard at Mongla Zone told newsnextbd.com.
He said the Indian rescuers recovered the bodies. Bangladeshi rescuers found a fishing boat, sunk during a stormy weather on Thursday, after the launched search operation in the Bay of Bengal following Indian government’s request to do so.
It is believed that the bodies are of Indian fishermen who entered into Bangladeshi territorial waters with their boats that capsized because of inclement weather, he said.
Unknown number of fishermen were aboard the boats when the capsized, said the officer adding that two fishermen were found alive by the rescuers in India.
Bangladesh Coast Guard personnel have been giving all-out efforts to rescue the missing people.
A Navy officer said a patrol aircraft was joined the rescue operation.
The identities of the victims could not be ascertained yet, further said the officer.