Bangladesh : Storm : 2002/05/03
|Country or District||Bangladesh|
|Outline||The triple-decked M.V. Salahuddin-2, which sank at around midnight on Friday, was on its way to Patuakhali from Dhaka in Bangladesh, officials said.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|Dead: 369 people
Missing: at least 100 people
The toll from Bangladesh's second worst ferry disaster on record could rise above 450, with 369 bodies now found and at least 100 people still missing
Rescuers have retrieved more than 320 bodies from the ferry and dozens more are believed to have been swept away by storm-swollen river waters.
Police said 271 bodies had been recovered.
BBC News 2002/05/04
Only two bodies have so far been recovered, reports say - a woman and a child.
A ferry carrying about 500 passengers has sunk in a storm in southern Bangladesh overnight and officials fear hundreds may have died or been swept away by strong river currents.
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Yahoo! News Photo 2002/05/04
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