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Ten more bodies recovered after Bangladeshi ferry sinks, six still missing
March 30, 2017 / 3:56 PM / 9 months ago

Ten more bodies recovered after Bangladeshi ferry sinks, six still missing

DHAKA (Reuters) - Ten more bodies have been recovered from Bangladesh’s Panguchi River, a local official said on Thursday, after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers capsized this week.

Divers had been deployed to find the six people who were still missing, the chief administrator of Morelganj sub-district, Obaidur Rahman, said.

Rashedul Alam, a police official from Morelganj, where the accident happened, said a combination of strong currents and overloading caused the ferry to sink on Tuesday.

Most of the passengers had swum to safety, he said.

Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, has a track record of ferry accidents and deaths sometimes run into the hundreds.

Reporting by Serajul Quadir and Enammul Haque; Editing by Vin Shahrestani

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