Five bodies were recovered from the Kirtankhola river at Charmonai Launch terminal area in Barisal Friday (March 9), two days after the drowning of a trawler carrying pilgrims.
One of the deceased was identified as Badsha Dhali, 65, hailed from Tongibari upazila under Munshiganj.
Efforts are underway to identify another, said Barisal sadar naval police outpost second officer (SI) Sohag Fakir.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) Bellal Hossain of the naval police outpost told that earlier a trawler carrying some pilgrims capsized in the river after being hit by another trawler Wednesday (March 7).
The trawler was traced in a search & rescue operation launched by the fire service and naval police but all the passengers went missing, added the OC.