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At least 28 killed in Bangladesh ferry crash

04-22-2011 09:53 BJT

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A ferry carrying more than 100 people has capsized in the Meghna River in eastern Bangladesh, leaving at least 28 people dead.

Police say the ferry sank after it collided with a sunken cargo ship more than 100 kilometers northeast of the capital Dhaka. And the death toll may rise with some passengers believed to have been trapped inside the ferry.

Most of the ferry's passengers were sleeping when the accident occurred. Many were able to swim ashore after the accident, but the number of missing is still unclear. Emergency crews and local fishermen are searching for those missing. A rescue vessel has also been called in to salvage the sunken ferry.

A ferry carrying more than 100 people has capsized in the Meghna River in eastern
Bangladesh, leaving at least 28 people dead.

A ferry carrying more than 100 people has capsized in the Meghna River in eastern
Bangladesh, leaving at least 28 people dead.

A rescue vessel has also been called in to salvage the sunken ferry.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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