Crowded boat sinks in Bangladesh

Twelve people, including schoolchildren, perish as boat capsizes in lake.

    At least 10 people were killed last November when a ferry capsized in  the coastal village of Bhola [AFP] 

    Criss-crossed by rivers, boat accidents are a common phenomemon in Bangladesh.

    Boats and ferries are a preferred mode of transport and carry thousands every day. But they are often old and rickety, and the lack of safety measures render them dangerous.

    Last November a ferry capsized in the remote coastal village Bhola some 255km from the capital, Dhaka. 

    SOURCE: Agencies


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