At least 28 bodies were recovered by divers in Bangladesh after a ferry carrying passengers sank in a river, an official said Monday.
Dozens are still missing as rescue operations continue in the Buriganga River, which flows past the outskirts of the capital Dhaka.
#Breaking At least 28 people have died and dozens more are missing after a ferry sank in the Buriganga river in #Bangladesh. #FERRY— ZAHID ABBAS ?? (@abbaszahid24) June 29, 2020
Rescue operations are underway and rescue divers are still searching the area, rescue officials said. pic.twitter.com/zn2D1vrYZz
Fire fighters and navy units have also joined the rescue efforts.
“The passenger ferry capsized Monday morning after collision with another vessel," Fire Service Control Room Officer Rozina Islam told Anadolu Agency, confirming the death toll.
The fatalities include three children.
However, officials could not confirm how many passengers were on board the vessel at the time of the accident. Local media quoting eye witnesses and police put the figure at 100.
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