Eight dead after ferry sinks in Bangladesh: Police

Last Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 22:58

Dhaka: Rescuers have recovered eight
bodies from a ferry that sank after it collided with an oil
tanker in a river near Bangladesh`s capital, a police official
said Thursday.

Local media said more than 20 people were still
missing.

Local police official Shahidul Islam said the M V
Madinar Alo sank late yesterday on the River Shitalakkhya near
Char Muktapur while it was moving toward Narayanganj district
from neighbouring Chandpur district.

Islam would not say if there was any missing. ATN
Bangla television station reported at least 22 people remained
missing today.

The official said a salvage ship recovered the sunken
ferry overnight and they called off their search.

Ferry accidents, mainly blamed on overloading and lax
rules, are common in Bangladesh, a South Asian delta nation
with more than 230 rivers.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 22:58

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