The death toll from Friday's ferry accident in Bangladesh has risen to
at least 75, after rescue workers recovered 17 more bodies from the
ill-fated vessel Monday.
Rescuers are searching for those trapped in the ferry's cabins but are
finding bodies, not survivors. A rescue ship righted the upside-down
The boat, which had a capacity of 650 passengers, was carrying more
than 1,500 people when it sank late Friday on the Tetulia River (near the town of Nazirpur) on Bhola island. Officials say many of those on board were going home for the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha.
Survivors said the ferry ran aground as it approached the dock and
began taking on water. It tipped over as passengers scrambled to
Police say most of those killed were women and children. More from our Dhaka Stringer Zahurul Alam.