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Bangladesh : Tropical Storm : 2005/02/19

GLIDE:  ST-2005-000023-BGD

Duration 2005/02/19
Country or District Bangladesh
Name Tropical Storm
Outline A ferry boat with 260 people on board capsized during a tropical storm Saturday night in a river near the Bangladesh capital, drowning at least 40 people, local officials said. Another 100 people were missing.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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BBC News 2005/02/20
Police say the MV Maharaj had about 200 people on board when it sank late on Saturday. But according to witnesses the number was higher. Some 150 people are missing.

CNN News 2005/02/19
40 dead, 100 missing in Bangladesh