Bangladesh ferry accident kills 24, dozens missing
Police said some 30 people were still missing while some of the passengers managed to swim ashore. Hundreds of people die each year in ferry accidents in Bangladesh, a low-lying country that has extensive inland waterways and lax safety standards. At least 26 people died in April last year after an overcrowded ferry collided with a cargo vessel and sank on the Shitalakhsya River outside the capital Dhaka.
Bangladesh ferry accident kills 23, dozens missing
DHAKA - At least 23 people were killed and dozens were missing after a boat packed with passengers sank on Sunday in the latest waterways tragedy to hit Bangladesh. The bodies recovered so far included women and children, said Jahurul Islam, district administrator of northern Panchagarh, where the accident occurred. "The rescue operation for those missing is ongoing," he said. Islam