Bangladesh rescues 30 from capsized ferry after trawler collision

February 22, 2015 7:13 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshi rescuers on Sunday pulled 30 ferry passengers from the river Padma after the vessel capsized 70 km (44 miles) north of the capital with more than 100 people aboard, police said.

Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, suffers regular ferry disasters, with deaths sometimes running into the hundreds.

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