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Bangladesh: Dozens dead after trawler and passenger ferry collide *GRAPHIC*01:06

Bangladesh: Dozens dead after trawler and passenger ferry collide *GRAPHIC*

Bangladesh, Daulatdia-Paturia crossing
February 22, 2015 at 17:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

A reported 48 bodies were recovered after dozens drowned when a passenger ferry capsized and sank in Bangladesh on Sunday, after colliding with a trawler on the river Padma.

Rescue teams and locals managed to save around 50 passengers and are still searching for any survivors according to regional police. No formal passenger list exists, authorities estimate that around 140 people were on board at the time of the tragedy.

Bangladesh experiences frequent accidents on its waterways, with the country hosting around 130 different rivers. The Padma is one of the country's largest.

Bangladesh: Dozens dead after trawler and passenger ferry collide *GRAPHIC*01:06
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A reported 48 bodies were recovered after dozens drowned when a passenger ferry capsized and sank in Bangladesh on Sunday, after colliding with a trawler on the river Padma.

Rescue teams and locals managed to save around 50 passengers and are still searching for any survivors according to regional police. No formal passenger list exists, authorities estimate that around 140 people were on board at the time of the tragedy.

Bangladesh experiences frequent accidents on its waterways, with the country hosting around 130 different rivers. The Padma is one of the country's largest.

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