Ferry sinking kills eight in Bangladesh
May 16 , 2014
Over 100 people were onboard a ferry when it sank in central Bangladesh today. Reports suggest that the tragedy occurred due to a storm and eight dead bodies have been found so far.
Officials note that many of the passengers are safe but it's not clear as to how many of them are missing since ferries in the region don't have reliable manifests. Local government administrator Saiful Hasan said the vessel was traveling from Dhaka to Shariatpur at the time of the sinking in the River Meghna.
Overcrowding makes ferry accidents common in the region.