Bangladesh ferry with 200 passengers capsizes in River Padma, 50 rescued
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London, August 4: A report has said that a boat carrying 200 passengers has capsized in River Padma in Bangladesh. According to the BBC, the accident happened in Munshiganj district, about 30km (20 miles) from the capital city of Dhaka.

The report added that almost 50 people have been rescued from the ferry, the Pinak-6 so far. Local police Chief Tofazzal Hossain said that the ferry was overloaded with passengers and capsized because the river currents were rough.

Boat accidents are common in Bangladesh as a result of over-crowding. Keep watching this space for more on the incident.