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24 killed as ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

A jampacked ferry on Thursday capsized after colliding with a ship wreck in the river Meghna in eastern Bangladesh, killing at least 24 people, mostly women and children, and leaving scores missing, police said, Times of India reports. The ferry, carrying more than 100 passengers was bound for Jamalganj from Bhairab when it sank after colliding with the wreckage of a trawler. The impact of the collision was so hard that it sent people sleeping on the deck plunging into the river at Sarail in Brahmanbaria, about 90 kms east of the capital, Dhaka.

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