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Bangladesh Ferry Toll Reaches 22

At least 22 people were killed when a ferry, carrying between 250 to 300 passengers, capsized in a river in Bangladesh Thursday, police said Friday.

Published: 16th May 2014 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2014 11:25 AM   |  A+A-

DHAKA: At least 22 people were killed when a ferry, carrying between 250 to 300 passengers, capsized in a river in Bangladesh Thursday, police said Friday.

Divers dragged 10 more bodies from inside the sunken ferry, as the ferry was pulled on to the river bank by a salvage ship, Xinhua reported.

The ferry, Mirage-4, departed from Bangladesh's capital Dhaka for southern Shariatpur district and sank due to a storm Thursday.

A fire service officer said the ferry Mirage-4 has experienced accidents twice in the past.



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