Ferry sinking victims rise to 14 after it crashed into a barge laden

By Accidents

On Friday, divers from the rescue team have pulled out 12 more toll from a ferry which sank near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh with approximately 100 passengers onboard, raising the number of the dead people from the latest vessel disaster to 14.
The small ferry ship was ferrying people on Friday on the Meghna river, near to the city of Gazaria, when it crashed into a barge laden with sand to be used for construction.
While some people onboard the ferry managed to swim to safety as the wooden vessel sank down rapidly, many others remain unaccounted for.
“Rescue divers have pulled twelve more dead bodies from the sunken ferry ship,” district police chief Mohammad Shahabuddin told, adding that the ferry vessel had been recovered and would be searched for other bodies. “The death toll is now being 14.” The exact number of the passengers aboard the ferry was uncertain as passenger lists are often not maintained properly in Bangladesh and lots of travelers buy tickets on board.
Police officials informed that the ferry ship was carrying around 100 people, with forty people feared missing.
Nasir Hossain that participated in the operation of rescuing on Friday using his own vessel, told that he and other seafarers helped to pull thirteen people out of the water. “I heard a bang as a sand-laden barge crashed into the ferry ship in the middle of the river and saw the overcrowded vessel sink quickly,” Hossain stated a local TV.