Bangladesh ferry capsizes

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There were about 200 people on board this ferry when it capsized and sank on the Paira river in Bangladesh. At least seven bodies have been pulled from the water. A search is underway for any more.

Bangladesh ferry capsizes

There were about 200 people on board this ferry when it capsized and sank on the Paira river in Bangladesh.

At least seven bodies have been pulled from the water.

A search is underway for any more.

The final death toll isn’t yet clear.

Officials say the boat was overloaded and cracks had developed.

They said many of those on board had been able to swim to shore.

Most were travelling to a religious gathering when the ferry went down.

Local authorities have paid out 60 dollars to the families of each of those killed.

Ferry accidents aren’t unusual in Bangladesh which has extensive waterways and poor safety standards.

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