Meghna River http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31255/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Scores missing after ferry sinks in Bangladesh: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/urgent-scores-missing-after-ferry-sinks-bangladesh-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scores of people are missing after a ferry carrying around 100 passengers sank in a river in Bangladesh on Friday, officials said.</p> <p>"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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>sa/co/jw</p> Meghna River AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:01:55 +0000 5749657 at http://www.globalpost.com Scores missing after ferry sinks in Bangladesh: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/scores-missing-after-ferry-sinks-bangladesh-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scores of people are missing after a ferry carrying around 100 passengers sank in a river in Bangladesh on Friday, officials said.</p> <p>"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 central district of Munshiganj.</p> <p>District administrator Saifuddin Badal said that more than 50 people were still unaccounted for.</p> <p>"We heard around 25 people have swum ashore," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/scores-missing-after-ferry-sinks-bangladesh-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ganges Meghna River States and territories of India AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:16:20 +0000 5749672 at http://www.globalpost.com Scores missing after ferry sinks in Bangladesh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/scores-missing-after-ferry-sinks-bangladesh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scores of people were missing after a ferry carrying around 100 passengers sank following a collision on a river in Bangladesh Friday, the latest in a series of disasters blamed on lax safety standards.</p> <p>The small vessel was ferrying passengers on the Meghna river, close to the town of Gazaria in the central Munshiganj district, at around 8:00 am (0200 GMT) when it collided with a barge laden with sand to be used for construction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/scores-missing-after-ferry-sinks-bangladesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Ganges Meghna River Transport in Bangladesh AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 06:45:22 +0000 5749698 at http://www.globalpost.com Two dead, scores missing after ferry sinks in Bangladesh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/two-dead-scores-missing-after-ferry-sinks-bangladesh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two people were confirmed dead and scores more were missing after a boat carrying around 100 passengers sank following a collision on a river in Bangladesh Friday, the latest in a series of disasters blamed on lax safety standards.</p> <p>The small vessel was ferrying passengers on the Meghna river, close to the town of Gazaria in the central Munshiganj district, at around 8:00 am (0200 GMT) when it collided with a barge laden with sand to be used for construction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/two-dead-scores-missing-after-ferry-sinks-bangladesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Capsizing Meghna River Transport in Bangladesh AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:49:56 +0000 5750140 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll in Bangladesh ferry sinking rises to 14 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/death-toll-bangladesh-ferry-sinking-rises-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rescue divers on Saturday pulled out 12 more bodies from a ferry that sank near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka with around 100 people aboard, raising the death toll from the latest boat disaster to 14.</p> <p>The small vessel was ferrying passengers Friday on the Meghna river, close to the town of Gazaria in the central Munshiganj district, when it collided with a barge laden with sand to be used for construction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/death-toll-bangladesh-ferry-sinking-rises-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Ganges Gazaria Meghna River AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:16:27 +0000 5750787 at http://www.globalpost.com