Many missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks

No bodies had been found.

Many missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks

A ferry sank in Bangladhesh after being struck by a sand barge and about a dozen people were missing, police said, after earlier reports as many as 50 were unaccounted for.

No bodies had been found. A police official earlier told reporters the ferry, carrying passengers across the river, had been rammed at Narayanganj, 20 km (12 miles) from Dhaka.

Ferry sinkings are common on Bangladesh rivers, killing hundreds of people every year, as operators overload vessels and flout safety regulations despite government pledges to ensure enforcement.


Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2010, 15:54

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