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Bangladesh Rescuers Try to Haul Capsized Ferry to River Bank

16 May 2014

Bangladeshi rescuers were trying on Friday to pull a capsized ferry to land in their search for victims still believed trapped in the vessel that went over during bad weather with about 200 people on board. Twenty-two people are known to have drowned when the M.V. Miraj-4 tipped over in high wind and rain on the Meghna river near the capital, Dhaka, on Thursday. About 40 people swam to shore and 35 were rescued, police and rescue official said, meaning about 100 people were unaccounted for. Low-lying Bangladesh with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards has a poor record for ferry accidents.—Reuters