Bangladeshi onlookers gather near the scene where an overloaded ferry capsized in the Padma river in Munshiganj, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the capital Dhaka, on August 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN
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Bangladesh ferry toll at 125Families of scores of people presumed dead after their ferry capsized in central Bangladesh accused authorities Tuesday of launching a feeble rescue effort and leaving their loved ones trapped inside the vessel for more than 24 hours. On Tuesday, rescuers were still trying to locate the ferry using ropes, tug boats and speed boats while two big rescue vessels remained on shore near the accident site because of stormy weather.Scores of people die in ferry accidents every year in Bangladesh, where boats are a common form of transportation.In May, about 50 people died in a ferry accident in the same district.
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