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11 drowned as ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

Posted on Feb 04 2014 | IANS

Dhaka, Feb 4 : Eleven people drowned and 50 others were missing after a small ferry sank in the Surma river in Bangladesh's northeastern Sunamganj district Monday night, an official said Tuesday.

Kamrul Alam, chief executive of the Doara sub-district of Sunamganj, confirmed the ferry sank after its engine failed, Xinhua reported.

Alam said six bodies were recovered Monday night and five bodies were found Tuesday morning.

Fire service personnel are carrying out the rescue operation.

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