" The officials, however, attribute it to the inclement weather."
Dhaka, Aug 7 - The toll in a ferry that capsized in Bangladesh rose to 21 Thursday, after 10 more bodies were recovered, an official said.

With the recovery of 10 more bodies, the toll in the ferry capsize rose to 21 Thursday morning, Tofazzal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Lauhajang Police Station in Munshiganj district, told Xinhua.

The overcrowded vessel sank with some 250 passengers in Padma river in Munshiganj district Monday.

According to officials, over 100 people are still missing.

Many victims of the accident are believed to be trapped below the deck.

Hundreds of relatives and friends of the passengers Thursday gathered at the accident site.

Some of them have expressed resentment over the slow pace of the rescue operation.

The officials, however, attribute it to the inclement weather.

Ferry and boat disasters are common in Bangladesh, which is criss-crossed by about 250 rivers. Ferry is still a key means of transport in Bangladesh.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002394140
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.