A ferry packed with about 200 people capsized in a river in southern Bangladesh, killing at least 31 people and leaving dozens more missing.
(AP) Dhaka - Local police chief Mohammad Shahabuddin Khan said about 35 people were rescued after the ferry sank on the Meghna River after colliding with a cargo boat early in the morning. Divers have recovered 31 bodies from inside the sunken ferry, he said.
He said the dead included a young woman found cradling her baby's lifeless body.
"The death toll is likely to rise as more bodies are feared trapped inside," Khan said. "We will get a better picture of the casualties once the sunken ferry is pulled out of the water."