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Bangladesh ferry accident kills 25, several missing

DHAKA — At least 25 individuals have been killed and dozens have been missing after a ship filled with Hindu devotees sank on Sunday in Bangladesh, a neighborhood official mentioned, within the worst waterways catastrophe to hit the nation in additional than a year.

The our bodies recovered to date included 12 girls and eight kids, mentioned Jahurul Islam, district administrator of northern Panchagarh, the place the accident occurred.

“The rescue operation for those missing is ongoing,” he mentioned, including the ferry was taking principally devotees to a Hindu temple on the event of Mahalaya.

Islam mentioned he didn’t know the precise variety of individuals missing, however passengers mentioned greater than 70 individuals had been on the boat, which sank within the Karatoya river.

Passengers mentioned over 70 individuals have been on the vessel.
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The rescue operation for these missing is ongoing, in line with authorities.
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A committee has been shaped to analyze the incident, he mentioned.

Police mentioned almost 20 individuals have been nonetheless missing whereas a number of the passengers managed to swim ashore or have been rescued.

Hundreds of individuals die every year in ferry accidents in Bangladesh, a low-lying nation that has in depth inland waterways and lax security requirements.

At least 34 individuals died in April final year after an overcrowded ferry collided with a cargo vessel and sank on the Shitalakhsya River outdoors the capital Dhaka.

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