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Latest update : 2009-02-19

A ferry accident on the river Kirtankhola in southern Bangladesh has left scores of passengers missing. The boat capsized during a spell of dense fog.

AFP - Scores of people were feared missing on Thursday after a ferry with more than 100 passengers on board collided with a cargo boat and capsized in southern Bangladesh, police said.
  
Local police chief Nuruzzaman Chowdhury told AFP many on board the small ferry swam ashore after the boat was hit by a sand-laden boat on the river Kirtankhola in dense early morning fog.
  
"We fear that scores of people have been missing. We have called in divers to conduct searches in the river," he said.
  
Boat and ferry accidents due to poor safety standards and overloading are common in Bangladesh, which is criss-crossed by a network of 230 rivers.

Date created : 2009-02-19

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