The authorities found five bodies and rescued two people alive in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday after two Indian trawlers yesterday with 17 people on board sank.
Mehedi Masud Tribuno Mongla region of the Coast Guard of Bangladesh stated that the five bodies were found in the morning at sea, about Hiron point within 30 km, Sundarbans.
The Indian authorities had reported that two fishing boats at about 14.00 on Saturday, sank with 17 to 20 people on board.
“Navy Ship Bangladesh BNS Sangu, who was in Hiron point, launched a search and rescue at night to life. Later, another Navy ship joined the operation,” said Captain Masud.
He added that three stars, a helicopter and a Coast Guard vessel from India are also involved in the rescue mission.