127 feared dead in Bangladesh as ferry sinks

127 feared dead in Bangladesh as ferry sinks

At least 127 people were feared dead after an overcrowded ferry sank in Padma river in central Bangladesh.
A report from Dhaka said that there were about 250 passengers on board.

News coming from Bangladesh said that rescuers struggled to locate survivors in choppy waters.

“Five more bodies were retrieved on Tuesday, Aug 5, as they were found afloat from Hymechar,” an area which is located miles downstream off the accident site at central Munshiganj, magistrate Abul Kalam told reporters in Dhaka.

About 110 people have been rescued, while 127 still remain untraced as rescuers, fearing people were trapped inside the sunken Pinak-6 or washed away by the strong currents of the Padma, raced against time to locate survivors.

Strong current in the turbulent river apparently upturned the boat yesterday which was carrying nearly double the number of passengers than its capacity as it was crossing the Padma. Over 100 passengers, however, were rescued alive by vessels and speedboats within hours of the accident.

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