Twenty-three folks died and dozens extra have been lacking on Monday after a ferry capsized within the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka following a collision with one other vessel, rescue officers mentioned.
“We now have thus far recovered 23 our bodies from the sunken ferry,” hearth brigade official Enayet Hossain advised AFP.
“There have been 50 folks on board… Our rescue divers are nonetheless looking,” she mentioned.
The Morning Chook vessel was hit by one other ferry at Farashganj, simply metres (yards) from the nation’s largest river port Sadarghat.
A number of witnesses advised native tv stations that the boat was carrying greater than 50 folks, with many caught in cabins.
Ferry accidents are widespread in Bangladesh on account of poor security requirements within the nation’s many shipyards. The ferries are sometimes overcrowded and sink in dangerous climate.
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