DHAKA (Bangladesh): The dying toll from a weekend ferry capsize in Bangladesh rose to 34 on Tuesday after rescuers and villagers recovered 9 extra our bodies from waters outdoors the nation’s capital, an official mentioned.
Local chief authorities administrator Nahida Barik mentioned the extra our bodies had been discovered from Sunday’s capsize of the passenger ferry ML Rabit Al Hasan.
(*34*) was unclear whether or not any extra folks remained lacking as a result of ferry house owners don’t all the time maintain formal passenger lists.
The ferry sank after being hit by a cargo vessel within the Shitalakkhya River in Narayanganj district, simply outdoors Dhaka.
The double-decker ferry was touring to neighbouring Munshiganj district with greater than 50 passengers when the accident happened.
Authorities blamed the oil-laden cargo vessel with hitting the ferry and ordered an investigation.
Ferry accidents are frequent and are sometimes blamed on overcrowding and lax guidelines in Bangladesh, which is crisscrossed by about 130 rivers. Ferries are a number one means of transportation within the delta nation of 160 million folks.