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Bangladesh ferry capsizes; at least 26 dead

May 16, 4:07 AM EDT

MUNSHIGANJ, Bangladesh (AP) -- Rescuers have recovered at least 26 bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh, officials said Friday.

Police estimated at least 100 people were still missing, but there was no clear picture about exactly how many people were on board because the ferry operators did not maintain a passenger list, said a local administrator, Saiful Hasan.

Sabuj, a passenger who jumped overboard when the ship began to sink, said he was among some 25 people who managed to swim to safety.

He said the captain of the double-decker ferry ignored the passengers' calls to stay close to the shore as the storm started brewing.

"But he continued to steer the ship" out into the water, said Sabuj, who uses one name.

Relatives of the missing and the dead were gathering near the Meghna River, near where the boat capsized Thursday afternoon in Munshiganj district. Several recovered bodies, covered in cloth, were on the banks of the river, according to television footage.

12 Dead As Bangladesh Ferry Capsizes In Storm

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blo2thehead May 16 2014 at 11:59 AM

global warming, racist remarks?
what is it this time?
insensitivity?

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teeveequeen blo2thehead May 16 2014 at 1:07 PM

the GOP name for Liberal's ideology of "global warming" is simple ...

the W-E-A-T-H-E-R

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Mike May 16 2014 at 1:37 PM

Birth control is the answer.

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Rhoda May 16 2014 at 10:53 AM

Not again. How awful.

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Brad May 16 2014 at 9:34 AM

bangladesh isn't that the place that Hillary Clinton said What difference does it make ?

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nymexdvd Brad May 16 2014 at 9:43 AM

That's a lie!!!

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Scooter May 16 2014 at 9:53 AM

Cruises suck!!!

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Tom Scooter May 16 2014 at 10:38 AM

I sure wouldn't recommend a ferry boat for a cruise unless you are an incurable idiot.

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teeveequeen May 16 2014 at 1:01 PM

REALLY, there's a (licensed) captain on this ferry in Bangladesh ???

probably the only man wearing a HAT is the one described as the CAPTAIN ...

c'mon, people ... this is a third world country !!!

oh, wait ... the USA is the New Third World Country ... thanx to Obama !!!

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Jim May 16 2014 at 10:15 AM

The universal problem IS lack of common sense.

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Tom May 16 2014 at 10:36 AM

Congress says we don't need no sticking education for our kids, they can always be a ferry captain. Send money.

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bigred8690 May 16 2014 at 2:28 PM

More people die every day in Bangladesh from the consequences of extreme poverty.

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wlh1923 bigred8690 May 16 2014 at 2:49 PM

And isn't extreme poverty the consequence of extreme over population? Imagine if you will a country the size of New York State that has exactly one half the population of the entire United States. 155,000,000 (that's 155 million) people at ROUGH count crammed into a small country the size of New York. Don't blame the rich for that, blame the poor.

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rreggaeredkc wlh1923 May 16 2014 at 3:21 PM

I don't recall reading any comments blaming this on the wealthy, but I could have missed one. My question is, who decides how many humans are "allowed" to exist? Beyond that, what baby can refuse to be born? Truly, I mean no offence but am curious as to what your responses would be.

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majestyk13440 wlh1923 May 16 2014 at 3:33 PM

Because, of course, it is always more satisfying to blame the victim. Everyone knows that people choose abject poverty because it is just soooooo much fun. Poverty is the result of the few's greed, not of the many's want. Bangladesh was forced into an area the size of where it is by the European Colonial power, the bigotry of the Indian Caste system(which is financially based) and their fellow Muslims of a differing sect or Religious division. It had exactly nothing to do with what the people of Bangladesh wanted.
You should actually try to inform yourself first about that which speak. It has a tendency to make you moderately more tolerable in your ignorance when it isn't blatant.

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coopski1 bigred8690 May 16 2014 at 3:38 PM

Actually more people die every day in Bangladesh from the consequences of over-population.

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MARTY May 16 2014 at 10:44 AM

Who's running these things Captain Crunch? Is this an online class you take and after 40 hours your in charge? What a bunch of morons these people have running these things and basically putting your life in their hands. I think I'll stay land locked and put things in my hands rather than some turd that has no clue.

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