Bodies of five fishermen of the eight went missing on tuesday night after trawler Paromita capsized near the Luthian island in the Bay of Bengal have fished out Kakdwip Fishermen Welfare Association (KFWA) chief Bijon Maity said today.
He said the searchers found four fishermen trapped in the boat upside down and one body was floating on Wednesday afternoon. He said the boat had 18 fishermen when it toppled after hit sand underneath of water near the Luthian island.
While some ten people were rescued by the fellow fishermen, who had anchored near the small surface of Luthian island, eight others were swept away in the turbulent waters in the dark night, Mr Maity said.
Maity said all five bodies sent for postmortem at Kakdwip mohokuma morgue. The search by Indian coast guard and fishermen continued.
While ten fishermen swam ashore to the island or rescued by other fishermen, the rest feared drowned in the choppy water, Maity informed. This was the second disaster in July after 19 fishermen in three trawlers went missing on July 13 in which 19 feared drowned and 15 bodies have been recovered so far.
In mid June ten fishermen went missing and of them six bodies have been recovered so far. (UNI)