100 feared drowned as ferry sinks in Bangladesh

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At least 100 people were feared drowned after an overcrowded ferry capsized in southern Bangladesh yesterday, officials said.
Witnesses said more than 100 people, many holidaymakers, were trapped in the sunken vessel. The ferry with about 250 people on board was caught in a tropical storm in Shariatpur district, nearly 85 km south of the capital Dhaka, officials said. Meanwhile, a powerful rainstorm also killed at least 18 people in mudslides and house collapses and injured 100, officials said yesterday. A woman and her two children were among those killed in a mudslide at Betbunia in the southeast.

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