Bangladesh ferry with 200 passengers sinks; at least 40 dead

February 22, 2015 1:36 PM

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At least 40 bodies, including that of a 6-year-old girl, were pulled from a river in central Bangladesh on Sunday after a ferry carrying more than 200 passengers was struck by a cargo ship and capsized, officials said.

The ferry sank in the Padma River, about 25 miles northwest of the capital, Dhaka. Emergency crews and naval police had rescued at least 60 passengers by Sunday evening, officials said, but many passengers were still missing.

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