Dozens missing in Bangladesh ferry accident

10:17 AM, Mar 13, 2012   |    comments
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Bangladeshi ferries were anchored on the opposite shore from Dhaka's main ferry terminal during a workers' strike in Dhaka on May 7, 2010. (File Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A police official says a ferry packed with about 200 people has capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh and dozens of people are missing.

Local police chief Mohammad Shahabuddin Khan says about 35 people have been rescued after the ferry sank early Tuesday in Munshiganj district. The area is 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the capital, Dhaka.

Khan says no bodies have been found yet.

Khan says rescue workers are trying to locate the sunken ferry in the Meghna River.

(Associated Press)

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