At least 27 killed in sinking of Bangladeshi ferry
April 21st, 2011
05:56 PM ET

At least 27 killed in sinking of Bangladeshi ferry

At least 27 people died Thursday when a ferry carrying about 100 people sank in a Bangladeshi river after striking a sunken cargo boat, police and officials said.

The incident occurred in Bangladesh's southeast Brahmanbaria district, in the Meghna River.

Divers have recovered 27 bodies, including 15 women, but "dozens of people are still missing" in the river, the district's administrative chief, Mohammed Abdul Mannan, told CNN.

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  1. banasy

    My sincerest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in this tragic event.

    April 21, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ole Lady

    So did all 100 people die? How sad.

    April 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      ... it hits you like a thousand knives stabbing you all over your body. You can't breathe. You can't think. At least, not about anything but the pain. Which is why I'm not looking forward to jumping in there after you.

      April 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz

    ok, if you see this Ole Lady, pls don't ever worry about me, I told you I am a loyal friend once I make the decision. Your PEACHES AND CREAM ole lady:)

    April 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      I'll never let go, Jack. I promise.

      April 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ OLE LADY IN ABOVE POST

    April 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    My sympathies to all affected by this . awful.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sir Tomas

    poor souls! Nowaday there seems to be way to escape death. You protest, you get lost tortured to death if not put away for a chateaux dix! You take a plane it falls. Take a ferry and u get drawn too. Last time I read if you stay home somewhere, hairy creatures come getcha! Smh 🙂 @ silly world!

    April 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sir Tomas

    Everyone must learn swimming too.

    April 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bubba

    call me mr. flintstone, i can make your boat rock

    May 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |