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Villagers said, on information, local upazila nirbahi officer and fisheries department officials visited the spot.

Morelganj senior fisheries officer Binoy Kumar Roy told Prothom Alo over mobile that freshwater dolphin is often sighted at Panguchi river. The mammal was alive after being caught in net, but it died before their arrival.

Binoy Kumar Roy said the dead dolphin is not very large. Normally, dolphins of this river are large. Gangetic dolphins are globally endangered. However, some mammals are still seen in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, he added.

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