Details of Disaster Information

Bangladesh : Tropical Storm : 2005/02/19
GLIDE: ST-2005-000023-BGD  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/02/19
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

Related Links
  • 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