Bangladesh capsize: 100 ferry passengers still missing
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 - 15:26
More than 100 people remain missing a day after a ferry capsized near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
Rescuers have still not located the boat, which sank in Munshiganj district, 30km (20 miles) from Dhaka.
Officials say navy teams are using sonar to try to locate the vessel.
Accidents are common on Bangladesh's river network and scores of people are killed every year, with overcrowding and poor boat quality often to blame.
Emergency teams rescued about 100 people from the ferry, the Pinak-6, on Monday.
Boats are the main form of travel in some rural parts of the country.
In May about 50 people died when a ferry sank in the same district.
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