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Ferry sunk by collapsing river bank kills 10 in Bangladesh, more missing

Rescue workers look for survivors in the aftermath of the disaster

By: Eastern Eye Staff

TEN people were killed in Bangladesh on Wednesday (September 21) when a river bank collapsed on top of an overcrowded ferry and sank it, police said, and at least 11 people were missing. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, has an appalling record of ferry accidents, with casualties sometimes running into the hundreds. On September 21 a steep river bank collapsed and a huge slab of mud fell onto the ferry while it was anchored, Ziaul Hasan, a police official in the southern district of Barisal, told reporters. “At least 11 people are still unaccounted for…

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