BARISAL, Oct 9: At least two persons drowned and remained missing as a trawler carrying bridal party members capsized in the Meghna River near Dhulikhola under Hizla upazila here on Wednesday noon.
Locals said the bridal was party was heading towards Kakuria village along with the bridegroom Saiful Majhi, son of Ramjan Majhi of Sankarpasha village under the upazila, by a trawler. When they reached near Dhulikhola, the trawler capsized in the river following a strong wind.
All passengers except Idris Majhi, 80, and Mahinur Begum, 30 could reach the shore by swimming.
The whereabouts of the two victims could not be known till sending the report.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Hizla Police Station Golam Sarwar said a rescue team has been sent to the spot.