Fourteen dead after ferry capsizes
on 09/02/2013 12:33:19
Dozens of passengers were rescued or swam to shore after the ferry went down on Friday on the River Meghna in Munshiganj district, 20 miles south of the capital, Dhaka.
Rescuers retrieved two bodies on Friday, and 12 more were recovered today.
Local government administrator Mohammad Saiful Hassan said the search for survivors was called off after today's recovery, but some relatives say their loved ones are still missing.
There was confusion over the number of passengers on board the ferry.
Ferry accidents are common in Bangladesh, and it is frequently unclear how many people are aboard the often overcrowded vessels.