Updated: 05/15/2014 20:10 | By Agence France-Presse

Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks

A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least six dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials told AFP.


"We are receiving confusing figures on how many passengers were on board when it sank, but the number could range from 200 to 350," district government administrator Saiful Hasan told AFP.

"Six bodies have been recovered so far," he said of the accident on the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of the capital Dhaka.

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