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Bangladesh calls off search for capsized ferry

Bangladeshi people gather on the banks of the River Padma where a passenger ferry capsized Monday in Munshiganj district, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.  AP FILE PHOTO

Officials in Bangladesh have called off the search for an overloaded ferry that sank a week ago in one of the country’s largest rivers, leaving more than a hundred people dead or missing.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bangladesh ferry owner faces charges in sinking

Bangladesh Ferry accident

The ferry that capsized in Bangladesh with hundreds of people on board this week had a capacity of only 85 passengers, the country’s shipping minister said Wednesday as he announced charges against the vessel’s owner and five of its employees.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bangladesh rescuers struggle to find sunken ferry

Bangladeshi people gather on the banks of  the River Padma after a passenger ferry capsized in Munshiganj district, Bangladesh, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, and at least 44 people either swam to safety or were rescued but the number of missing passengers is not yet known. AP

Rescuers were struggling Tuesday to locate a sunken ferry that was overloaded and carrying hundreds of passengers when it capsized in a river in central Bangladesh, leaving at least two people dead and probably many more.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ferry carrying hundreds capsizes in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Ferry Accident

A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized Monday in central Bangladesh, killing at least two people and probably many more as horrified villagers watched from the shore, authorities said.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bangladesh official says ferry has capsized; hundreds onboard

River Padma in Munshiganj

A Bangladesh official says a passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people has capsized.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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