Bangladesh ferry sinks, five dead, many missing

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Mon, 2021-04-05 05:09

DHAKA: A Bangladesh ferry carrying around 50 passengers collided with a cargo vessel and sank on Sunday in the Shitalakhsyaa River south of the capital Dhaka, leaving at least five people dead and many more missing, officials said.
The ferry, which departed from Narayanganj district about 20 kilometers from Dhaka, was traveling to Munshiganj, police official Kabir Hossain said.
“The rescue operation for those missing is ongoing,” he said, adding some of the passengers managed to swim ashore.

Hundreds of people die each year in ferry accidents in Bangladesh due to lax safety standards. (Wikimedia Commons)
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