Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 200 aboard; police retrieve 2 bodies

February 13, 2015 10:34 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Rescuers in Bangladesh pulled two bodies from the water and launched a search for survivors among the 200 passengers aboard an overloaded ferry that capsized on Friday in a river 300 km (186 miles) south of the capital, police said.

Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, has an appalling record of ferry accidents, with casualties sometimes running into the hundreds.

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