Fishermen abducted, trawlers stolen

Piracy off Bangladesh often unreported.

Robbers abduct 68 fishermen, take away 3 trawlers from Bay

Robbers kidnapped at least 68 fishermen and took away three fishing trawlers from the Bay yesterday and the day before.

Our Patuakhali correspondent reported that a gang of robbers from the Sundarbans kidnapped 50 fishermen on Tuesday morning, Ansar Uddin Molla, president of Kuakata-Alipur Fishermen’s Samity said.

Bashir Ahmed, a trawler owner of Koralia area under Rangabali upazila in Patuakhali district, said the robbers also took away three fishing trawlers from the Bay near Kuakata.

Of the fishermen, only three were identified as Masud Majhi, 40, Lal Chan Majhi, 45 and Basir Mia, 42, Bashir said, adding that the three hail from different villages under Rangabali upazila.

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