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Bangladesh : Storm : 2005/05/15
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Duration 2005/05/15
Country
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District
Bangladesh
Name Storm
Outline A Bangladeshi ferry sank in a storm and more than 100 people are missing. The boat was licensed to carry 80, but suvivors say more than 200 passengers were on board.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles
  • BBC News 2005/05/22
    The number of pople killed in three river disasters in Bangladesh since last Sunday has risen to nearly 150.
  • BBC News 2005/05/17
    The number of people killed when an overcrowded ferry sank in southern Bangladesh during a storm on Sunday has risen to nearly 60, officials say.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/05/15
    At least 10 people have died and over 70 are missing after a twin-deck ferry with more than 100 aboard sank on a river during a storm in southern Bangladesh on Sunday, police said.
  • BBC News 2005/05/16
    One survivor, Oliul Islam, said: "The ferry was heavily loaded with passengers. At about a quarter-to-noon, it tilted in bad weather and strong tides. And when panicked passengers rushed to the other side, the ferry went down."