11 bodies recovered after a ferry capsizes in Southern Bangladesh
Rescuers so far recovered 11 bodies and are searching for dozens missing after a ferry capsized in the Tentulia River in Bangladesh's southern coastal district of Bhola, 197 km southeast of capital Dhaka, Friday night, Xinhua reported.
The passengers in the ferry were returning to their homes from capital Dhaka to celebrate the Muslim religious festival Eid-ul- Azha.
Local television Channel i said Saturday some 50 people were still missing. The ferry Coco-4 capsized in the Nazirpur ferry station in Lalmohan sub-district when the passengers tried to get down from the ferry in a mess.
Millions of people have left the capital for their home towns by trains, buses and ferries to celebrate one of the Muslim's biggest religious festivals Eid-ul-Azha which falls on Nov. 28 this year.