12 bodies found after ferry capsize in Bangladesh

15:31, June 08, 2010      

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At least 12 bodies were retrieved after a ferry capsized in Bangladesh's northeastern Sunamgonj district, some 296 km away of capital Dhaka, on Tuesday morning, local police said.

Officer-in-charge of the local Dharmapasha police station in Sunangonj told Xinhua over mobile phone that the ferry capsized with 60-70 passengers on board.

"Rescuers so far recovered 12 bodies and are searching for dozens missing after the ferry capsized in a large body of water," he said.

He said the reason for ferry capsize immediately has not been known.

Ferry and boat disasters are common in Bangladesh, as the country is criss-crossed by about 250 rivers, and ferry is a key means of transport.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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