Ferry with 100 passengers capsizes in Bangladesh

February 22, 2015 7:57 AM

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Sunday and a rescue operation was underway, an official said.

The ferry was reportedly hit by a cargo vessel at the Daulatdia-Paturia crossing on the Padma River on Sunday afternoon, said fire department official Shahzadi Begum.

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