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Body of teen who went missing after bulkhead sank in Mongla recovered

The body of a missing teenager has been recovered a month after a coal-laden bulkhead sank in Poshur channel at Mongla in Bagerhat.

The deceased was identified as Zihad Hossain, 17, son of Alam Hawladar of Pirojpur district. He used to work as a cook of the bulkhead.

Police said the body was found floating after collecting coal from the sunk bulkhead on Friday afternoon.

The body was sent to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital for an autopsy, said SI Bishwajit Mukherjee of Mongla Police Station.

Earlier, three bodies were recovered who went missing in this incident.

So far, four bodies have been recovered.

On November 15, five crew members went missing after a coal-laden bulkhead ship capsized in the Poshur river near Mongla Port following a collision with a merchant vessel.

Though two of the crew members managed to swim to safety, others went missing. One of them is still missing.

Source: United News of Bangladesh