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Bangladesh ferry capsize toll reaches 34

The death toll from a ferry capsize in Bangladesh has increased to 34 after more bodies in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj district, officials said on Tuesday.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 April 2021 4:00 AM GMT

The death toll from a ferry capsize in Bangladesh has increased to 34 after more bodies in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj district, officials said on Tuesday. The overcrowded ferry, ML Sabit Al Hasan, carrying some 50 passengers onboard, capsized after colliding with the SKL-3 cargo ship at around 6 p.m. on Sunday. Around 20 passengers managed to swim to safety following the capsize. Local government official NahidaBarik said the search crews found eight more bodies adrift on the waters since the salvage operation was officially called off on Monday, reports dpa news agency. Twenty-one bodies were found trapped inside the double-decker ferry when the vessel was towed to the shore after an 18-hour salvage operation conducted by a team made up of navy, coast guard, police and fire service and civil defence department staff. Five more bodies were found adrift hours later. Commodore GolamSadeq, the head of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, said that the coast guards would continue their search operation for the time being in case others were found. (IANS)

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