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Three fisherman drowned after trawler overturned in Bay of Bengal

'FB Paromita' with 18 fishermen on board had gone to the sea and overturned last night.


PTI Last Updated at 01 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST India

Three fishermen drowned and five others went missing after a trawler overturned in the Bay of Bengal and stuck in a 'char' off Frazergunj in South 24 Parganas district, police said today.

'FB Paromita' with 18 fishermen on board had gone to the sea and overturned last night. Ten of the fishermen were rescued while eight had gone missing, police said.

Rescuers found three bodies floating near Lothian island and the boat which was stuck upside down in a nearby 'char'.

The incident occurred days after 19 fishermen of three boats drowned in the sea last month. All the victims belonged to the same South 24 Parganas district.

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