India: flip ferry 35 people dead and 200 missing.
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India: flip ferry 35 people dead and 200 missing.

Indore : India | Apr 30, 2012 at 5:10 PM PDT
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People wait for news of their missing relatives by the River Meghna after a ferry was struck by a barge and capsized in Munshiganj district

At the time of the crash and following heavy rain could causeferry carrying about 300 people capsized

Indian police said yesterday in a river in Assam, northeast of thisoccurs, turn the ferry, which at least 35 people dead and over 200people missing.

According to police, at the time the accident occurred is heavy rain and this could cause ferry carrying about 300 peoplecapsized. Most passengers on the ferry workers and farmers.More than 50 people were swimming to shore and about 200people still missing.

One witness said: "The ferry is moving on the river when suddenlythe ferry's bow broke off and flooding, with about 300 passengerson board. When rescuers do not have any hand, many local people were actively rescue the passengers. "

Police said the local government has sent rescuers to the scenelooking for the missing person. However, due to fast flowing river water rescue work difficult and possibly many missing personswere killed.

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A rescue diver jumps into the River Meghna in search of missing people after a ferry was struck by a barge and capsized in Munshiganj district
A rescue diver jumps into the River Meghna in search of missing people after a ferry was struck by a barge and capsized in Munshiganj district
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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