Bangladesh ferry capsizes after collision, at least 66 dead




 
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February 23rd, 2015  
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Topic: Bangladesh ferry capsizes after collision, at least 66 dead


By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 66 people died when a passenger ferry carrying more than 150 passengers and crew capsized after colliding with a trawler on a river in central Bangladesh on Sunday, police said. Rescuers managed to save at least 50 passengers and were still searching for more survivors, regional police official Harun-ur Rashid told Reuters on Monday. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, suffers regular ferry disasters, with deaths sometimes running into the hundreds. Rescuers from the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority and Red Cross were still searching the river.

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