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Bodies of two workers were recovered on Sunday as a brick-laden trawler with seven workers onboard capsized in the Dhankhali River at Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali on Friday night.

The bodies were sent to Patuakhali Sadar Hospital for autopsy. The deceased were identified as Nurul Islam, 30, and Saiful Islam, 28.

Divers recovered the bodies at about 9:30 am on Sunday. However, the trawler could not be recovered.

The trawler owner filed a case against seven staff of bulkhead with Kalapara police station. Later, police arrested three persons, said Biplob Mistri, sub inspector of the station.

Families of the two workers will be given government aid. Besides, injured workers will be given treatment aid on application, said Tanvir Rahman, UNO of Kalapara Upazila.

The trawler capsized at Debpur area around 10:30 pm on Friday. Out of seven workers, five managed to swim ashore while two went missing.