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Ferry in fatal collision: at Least 30 killed

Updated at 12:08: the Number of deaths has been revised upwards.

at Least 30 people are killed in a færgeulykke in Bangladesh.

the Accident happened in the capital Dhaka, where a ferry collided with another boat and capsized. It writes the AFP.

The 30 people have drowned and several persons are still missing after the accident.

the First was the number of dead 23, but since then the figure has been revised upwards to 30 people.

- We've recovered 30 bodies, of which 20 are men, seven are women and three are children, said Abul Khair, a diver from the rescue service, to the AFP.

the Ferry 'Morning Bird' was hit by another vessel at the Farashganj - a few meters from the country's largest river port, Sadarghat.

It is unclear how many people were onboard the wrecked ferry.

According to a spokesperson AFP for there were about 50 people on board, while nyhedsburaet AP writes that there were approximately 100 passengers on board.

Several eyewitnesses say to the local tv stations, that many of the occupants of the ferry stayed in the cabins when the collision happened.

At a ferry terminal in Dhaka is the bodies were placed in white body bags.

Færgeulykker are common in Bangladesh, where security measures are poor, and where ferries are often overcrowded, and where bad weather often causes the sinking.

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