At least 25 people were killed and dozens were missing
after a boat packed with Hindu devotees sank on September 25th in Bangladesh, in the worst waterways disaster to hit the
country in more than a year.
The bodies recovered so far included 12 women and eight
children, local officials were quoted by
"The rescue operation for those missing is ongoing,"
he said, adding the ferry was taking mostly devotees to a Hindu temple on the
occasion of Mahalaya.
Officials said they he did not know the exact number of people
missing, but sources said more than 70 people had been on the boat, which sank
in the Karatoya river.
Police said nearly 20 people were still missing while some of the passengers managed to swim
ashore or were rescued.
Hundreds of people die each year in ferry accidents in
Bangladesh, a low-lying country that has extensive inland waterways and lax