Dozens dead, many missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks | Pakistan Today

Dozens dead, many missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks

A ferry carrying more than 100 people capsized in Bangladesh on Thursday after colliding with another vessel, killing at least 28 people, police said.
The death toll was expected to rise with some passengers believed trapped inside the ferry and dozens missing, rescuers said.
Hundreds of people die in ferry accidents on low-lying Bangladesh’s many rivers every year as operators often ignore rules that authorities fail to enforce.
“Divers are trying to retrieve more bodies from the sunken ferry,” a senior police official, Zahurul Islam Khan, told Reuters from the scene before the rescue operations were suspended for the night. The ferry, M. L. Bipasha, sank after it hit the cargo vessel, which had already capsized a few days earlier, on the Meghna river at Rajapur, 130 km northeast of the capital Dhaka.
Around 40 people jumped off the ferry and swam to the shore after the accident.



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