Bangladesh ferry accident kills not less than 11, many lacking


Dhaka, September 9

A ferry in Bangladesh carrying round 40 passengers capsized after colliding with a sand-laden vessel on Wednesday, leaving not less than 11 folks lifeless and plenty of extra lacking, officers stated.

The lifeless embody 5 youngsters and three ladies, stated Kazi Mohammad Abdur Rahman, district administrator of Netrokona, the place the accident occurred on the Gumai river 160 km (99 miles) north of the capital Dhaka.

“So far, 11 bodies have been recovered,” he stated. “The rescue operation for those missing is ongoing.”

Hundreds of individuals die every year in ferry accidents in Bangladesh, a low-lying nation that has intensive inland waterways however lax security requirements.–Reuters



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