Two farmers went missing Saturday morning after a paddy-laden trawler capsized in the Padma river amid stormy weather near Louhajang turning point in Munshiganj district.
The missing farmers were identified as Helal Fakir,50, and Alo Fakir,60.
The trawler with 15 passengers , all farmers, on board sank in the river while theywere returning home after harvesting paddy at Arial Beel with some 150 maunds of paddy.
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Thirteen farmers were rescued alive with the help of nearby vessels after the accident, said Abdul Awal, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Louhajang Upazila.
He said fire service men were informed while locals were trying to trace the missing farmers at noon.
“The trawler was moving defying the ban on trawler movement due to inclement weather and action will be taken in this regard,” said UNO Abdul Awal.