9 killed as ferry carrying 200 passengers capsizes near Dhaka

Eurasia News

DHAKA: At least nine persons including women and children were killed while many more were feared dead as well when a ferry with around 200 passengers on board capsized in a river near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Thursday.

The incident occurred when the ferry which was going to Shariatpur from Dhaka capsized in stormy weather in the Meghna River at Rasulpur in Munshiganj district.