September 1, 1990 |
At least 26 people drowned when a boat was caught in a whirlpool and sank in a southern Bangladesh river, officials said Friday.
August 6, 1987 |
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.
February 19, 1987 |
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 |
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.
September 24, 1987 |
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.
January 3, 2001 |
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.