Bangladesh boat accident victims seek justice

Many owners of ferries involved in accidents in Bangladesh often escape prosecution due to their contacts.

    In Bangladesh, disastrous ferry accidents are common. Victims, however, say that finding justice after they've lost their loved ones is exceedingly rare.

    The Bangladesh inland water authority admits that the majority of ferries involved in accidents either belong to local politicians or their powerful associates, which means any sort of prosecution is difficult

    The report from one such ferry sinking, which led to the deaths of hundreds of people, has been handed to the country's shipping minister.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Munshiganj, Bangladesh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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