A(nother) Bangladesh Ferry Capsize
A rescue operation is underway in central Bangladesh after a ferry carrying up to 250 passengers capsized while crossing a river. Scores of people are said be missing…
Such accidents are all too commonplace in Bangladesh as a result of safety standards being ignored and intense overcrowding onboard such vessels, especially in rural parts of the country where they are an important and even essential form of transport. In May, about 50 people died in the same district in a ferry accident.