100 people sank in a Bangladeshi river

April 23, 2011


At least 27 people died Thursday when a ferry carrying about 100 people sank in a Bangladeshi river after striking a sunken cargo boat, police and officials said. The incident occurred in Bangladesh's southeast Brahmanbaria district, in the Meghna River. Divers have recovered 27 bodies, including 15 women, but "dozens of people are still missing" in the river, the district's administrative chief, Mohammed Abdul Mannan, told CNN. Several thousand people were gathered on the banks of the Meghna to get information about their missing relatives.


SOURCE : CNN

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