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Bangladesh : Storm : 2005/05/15

Duration 2005/05/15
Country or 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.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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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."