Dozens feared missing after ferry sinks in Bangladesh

February 22, 2015 9:26 AM

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DHAKA: Dozens of passengers are feared missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship and sank on Sunday (Feb 22) in Bangladesh, police said, the country's second boat accident in less than a fortnight.

Survivors said the twin-deck MV Mostofa was carrying between 70 and 150 passengers when it capsized in the middle of the Padma river, local police chief Rakibuz Zaman told AFP. "Some 50 people swam ashore or were rescued by other vessels," he added.

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