DHAKA At minimum four men and women died and many continue being lacking immediately after a ferry carrying about eighty travellers capsized on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s Panguchi River, police mentioned.
Rescuers recovered the bodies of four female travellers from the river in Bagerhat, 370 kilometers (230 miles) southwest from Dhaka, police mentioned.
Rashedul Alam, a police official from Morelganj in Bagerhat, mentioned a blend of robust currents and overloading prompted the ferry to sink.
He extra that most of the travellers could swim to basic safety but at minimum eighteen, largely women of all ages and children, are nonetheless lacking.
A rescue operation involving crisis companies and nearby residents saved two women of all ages and a child.
Small-lying Bangladesh, with comprehensive inland waterways and slack basic safety benchmarks, has a horrible observe report of ferry accidents and casualties often operate into the hundreds.
Overcrowding is a widespread aspect but tiny is completed to strengthen basic safety regardless of federal government promises to toughen restrictions.
(Reporting by Serajul Quadir, Supplemental reporting by Enammul Haque Editing by Julia Glover)