A fisherman was killed and another suffered injuries as a launch hit their fishing boat in the Meghna River in Bhola early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Md Kamal Jomaddar, 40, son of Aziz Jomaddar of Kondokpur village in Rajapur union of the upazila. The injured is Yusuf, son of Jasim Dhali of the same area.
Locals said a launch hit their boat while they were fishing in the Meghna River of Rajapur union in the early hours of Saturday. Yusuf managed to swim ashore but Kamal went missing.
On information, Coast Guard members started a rescue operation in the area and recovered the body of Kamal around 2pm today, said the Coast Guard’s South Zone Media Officer Lieut. KM Shafiul Kinzel.
The dead body will be handed over to the family of the deceased following due process, Shafiul added.