The coast guard has recovered 15 bodies after a trawler carrying Rohingyas went down in off the St Martin's Island coast in the Bay of Bengal with authorities fearing the toll may increase.
According to officials, the trawler carrying some 125 Rohingyas capsized early morning on Tuesday (Feb 11) while its way to Malaysia.
"Bodies of 14 women and a child have been recovered while 65 people have been rescued alive," said Commander Shafiqul Islam of the Bangladesh Coast Guard's St Martin's Island station.
Coast guard is still continuing operations as the bodies are seen floating in the sea, he added.
Noor Ahmed, chairman of the St. Martin's Union Council, said: "So far, fifteen bodies have been recovered in the incident. The number of the deceased may rise.”
“Still more than 50 people are missing,” he added.