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December 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A ferry carrying about 400 passengers collided with another boat in dense fog and sank in southeastern Bangladesh, authorities said. At least 78 people were killed, and many more were unaccounted for. Details were sketchy about the collision, which happened before dawn while most passengers were sleeping. Some swam about 550 yards to shore, but with swift currents, officials said that others might have drowned and washed downstream.
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January 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Dozens of decomposing bodies have washed ashore in the past two days after a ferry collision on a fog-shrouded river, now known to have killed at least 178 people, Bangladeshi police said. More than 70 people were still missing and presumed dead after Friday's collision between a double-deck ship carrying 400 passengers and another passenger ferry on the Meghna River, said Rafiqul Islam, a police officer supervising the search operation.
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January 15, 1990 | Associated Press
A ferry carrying about 150 people sank Sunday night in a river near Dhaka, and only about 50 passengers were reported to have swum to shore, police said.
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December 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A ferry carrying about 400 passengers collided with another boat in dense fog and sank in southeastern Bangladesh, authorities said. At least 78 people were killed, and many more were unaccounted for. Details were sketchy about the collision, which happened before dawn while most passengers were sleeping. Some swam about 550 yards to shore, but with swift currents, officials said that others might have drowned and washed downstream.
NEWS
September 1, 1990 | Reuters
At least 26 people drowned when a boat was caught in a whirlpool and sank in a southern Bangladesh river, officials said Friday.
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August 6, 1987 | Associated Press
At least 33 people died when two boats ferrying flood victims to higher ground sank, increasing the death toll from nearly two weeks of flooding to 300, police said Wednesday. Police said one boat capsized Tuesday in Bogra district, about 145 miles northwest of Dhaka, killing 23 of the 40 passengers who were being evacuated from inundated areas. Another 10 people died when a second boat capsized Tuesday in the Jamuna River near flood-stricken Manikgonj.
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February 19, 1987 | From Reuters
Nearly 50 people, mostly women and children, were feared drowned when a bus trying to board a ferry plunged into a fast-flowing river near the eastern Bangladesh town of Sunamganj, police said Wednesday.
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January 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Two ferries collided and one sank, with five people known dead and 30 unaccounted for and believed drowned, officials said Saturday. Officials said the collision took place Friday night on the Sitalakhaya River about 100 miles east of Dhaka when a ferry carrying 200 people crashed into one carrying 100 people. The one bearing 100 passengers sank, but many aboard reportedly made it to shore.
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September 24, 1987 | From Reuters
Twelve people were known dead and 15 others were missing after a boat carrying nearly 100 passengers capsized in a fast-flowing river near Dhaka on Wednesday, Bangladesh police said.
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January 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Dozens of decomposing bodies have washed ashore in the past two days after a ferry collision on a fog-shrouded river, now known to have killed at least 178 people, Bangladeshi police said. More than 70 people were still missing and presumed dead after Friday's collision between a double-deck ship carrying 400 passengers and another passenger ferry on the Meghna River, said Rafiqul Islam, a police officer supervising the search operation.
NEWS
December 12, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
A ferry packed with more than 300 people sank in southern Bangladesh on Saturday, killing at least 25 people and leaving as many as 100 missing, officials said. The double-decker ferry Falguni went down in the Meghna River near the island town of Bhola, 65 miles south of the capital, Dhaka. The Meghna is one of the biggest rivers in Bangladesh and is about 15 miles wide in some places.
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August 21, 1994 | Associated Press
About 350 people were feared drowned when a double-decker ferry capsized Saturday in choppy waters in southern Bangladesh. A desperate search by survivors in small boats lasted late into the night. The ferry was carrying 400 passengers, double its authorized load. It overturned and sank at the confluence of two rivers as it neared the port of Chandpur, 40 miles south of Dhaka, the capital, United News of Bangladesh said.
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September 1, 1990 | Reuters
At least 26 people drowned when a boat was caught in a whirlpool and sank in a southern Bangladesh river, officials said Friday.
NEWS
January 15, 1990 | Associated Press
A ferry carrying about 150 people sank Sunday night in a river near Dhaka, and only about 50 passengers were reported to have swum to shore, police said.
NEWS
December 28, 1988
More than 250 people were missing after a Bangladeshi river ferry capsized and sank in more than 30 feet of water after being rammed by a cargo ship, police said. The ferry Hasail was rammed in the stern near the central Bangladeshi town of Narayanganj as it headed for Dhaka. Rescue workers recovered 11 bodies floating on the Dhaleswari River. About 25 people swam to safety, but there was no trace of the remaining passengers.
NEWS
August 18, 1988 | Reuters
A large sailboat capsized in a southern Bangladesh river, and about 100 people were missing and feared drowned, police said Wednesday.
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August 21, 1994 | Associated Press
About 350 people were feared drowned when a double-decker ferry capsized Saturday in choppy waters in southern Bangladesh. A desperate search by survivors in small boats lasted late into the night. The ferry was carrying 400 passengers, double its authorized load. It overturned and sank at the confluence of two rivers as it neared the port of Chandpur, 40 miles south of Dhaka, the capital, United News of Bangladesh said.
NEWS
December 28, 1988
More than 250 people were missing after a Bangladeshi river ferry capsized and sank in more than 30 feet of water after being rammed by a cargo ship, police said. The ferry Hasail was rammed in the stern near the central Bangladeshi town of Narayanganj as it headed for Dhaka. Rescue workers recovered 11 bodies floating on the Dhaleswari River. About 25 people swam to safety, but there was no trace of the remaining passengers.
NEWS
September 24, 1987 | From Reuters
Twelve people were known dead and 15 others were missing after a boat carrying nearly 100 passengers capsized in a fast-flowing river near Dhaka on Wednesday, Bangladesh police said.
NEWS
August 6, 1987 | Associated Press
At least 33 people died when two boats ferrying flood victims to higher ground sank, increasing the death toll from nearly two weeks of flooding to 300, police said Wednesday. Police said one boat capsized Tuesday in Bogra district, about 145 miles northwest of Dhaka, killing 23 of the 40 passengers who were being evacuated from inundated areas. Another 10 people died when a second boat capsized Tuesday in the Jamuna River near flood-stricken Manikgonj.
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