URGENT ¥¥¥ Scores missing after ferry sinks in Bangladesh: officials

Scores of people are missing after a ferry carrying around 100 passengers sank in a river in Bangladesh on Friday, officials said.

"So far we have gathered that the ferry was carrying around 100 people and some have swum to the banks," local police chief Jahangir Hossain told AFP after the accident on the Meghna river in the district of Munshiganj.

District administrator Saifuddin Badal told AFP that more than 50 people were still unaccounted for. "We heard around 25 people have swum ashore," he said.