Bangladesh Salvages Capsized Ferry, 54 Bodies Recovered
19 May 2014
Rescue workers in Bangladesh completed the search of a stricken river ferry on Saturday, bringing the number of bodies recovered to 54 two days after the vessel capsized with around 200 people on board.
“We were able to salvage the capsized ferry today and there are no more bodies inside the wreck,” said Saiful Islam Badal, deputy commissioner of Munshiganj district. About 40 people swam to shore and 35 were rescued after the double-decker ferry went down in the Meghna river near the capital Dhaka during a storm on Thursday afternoon, police and rescue officials said.—Reuters