One more body of a child was recovered from the Teknaf area of Cox’s Bazar raising the ‘Mahasen’ death toll to 25 on Friday.
Local authorities say these might be the bodies of the passengers of the trawler that sank in Myanmar coast under influence of the cyclone which hit Bangladesh.
Teknaf Police Station Inspector Mohammad Didarul Ferdous confirmed that the body of child was found on Friday morning.
Earlier on Thursday, 22 bodies surfaced in Rajarhcara and Dalirchara areas, local Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) Shah Mujahidul Islam said. Two more children’s bodies surfaced in the night.
The UNO cited police and journalists present at the scene to tell bdnews24.com that the bodies seemed a few days old with some having Myanmarese currency in their pockets.
A few days earlier on May 14, a trawler sank with almost 200 passengers on board.
Inspector Didarul Ferdous told bdnews24.com that attempts were underway to hand over the bodies to Myanmar through the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
Myanmar border guards, Naska, also found some two or three bodies from their coast, he said. Seventeen among the 25 are children with five women and the remaining three males, Cox’s Bazar Additional Police Superintendent Babul Akhter told bdnews24.com.