At least 35 missing as fishing boats sink off BangladeshStaff Writer | September 22, 2018
At least 35 people are missing after four fishing boats capsized off Bangladesh, a police official said Friday, sparking a major search effort in the Bay of Bengal.
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He said rescue efforts are still ongoing.
Stormy winds have caused the fishing boats to capsize along the coast of Kuakata on Thursday, he said.
Five fishermen of the capsized boats reportedly managed to return ashore Friday and narrated about the accidents.
As the sea was turbulent, the survivors said nearby vessels could not rescue them.
Rough weather still hampers search and rescue efforts on Friday, said the official. ■