Bangladesh : Storm : 2005/08/05
|Country or District||Bangladesh|
|Outline||Dozens are missing or feared dead after storms sweeping through the Bay of Bengal over the past two days capsized fishing boats with 245 Bangladeshi fishermen aboard, officials said.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
At least 75 Bangladeshi fishermen were missing and feared drowned because of storms in the Bay of Bengal over the past two days, officials said on Friday. Rescuers picked up some 170 fishermen after 15 fishing boats with 245 fishermen aboard capsized during the storms, an official of the Cyclone Preparedness Centre said.