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Reports: Ferry with more than 100 aboard capsizes in Bangladesh; dozens rescued

February 07, 2013 - 9:04 PM

DHAKA, Bangladesh - News reports say a ferry packed with more than 100 people has capsized in a river in central Bangladesh.

Reports say local villagers rescued 38 people after the ferry went down in a river in Munshiganj district, 32 kilometres (20 miles) south of Dhaka.

Government officials were not immediately available for comment.

The reports say the ferry was on a local run from Narayanganj city to Matlab in the south. A rescue ship has been sent to the scene.

Ferry accidents are common in Bangladesh, a delta nation of 153 million people.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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