Up to 14 people killed after Bangladesh ferry sank

Saturday 09 February 2013 16.43
Scuba divers are looking for bodies
Scuba divers are looking for bodies

Up to 14 people have been killed and five are missing after a ferry sank in Bangladesh.

The ferry carrying 50 people collided with a sand barge and sank on Bangladesh's giant Meghna River.

Six of the dead were children, aged between two and 10.

The Meghna River is one of three rivers that forms the Ganges Delta.

Unregulated and overcrowded ferries often run in to trouble on low-lying Bangladesh's extensive network of rivers.

Hundreds of people are killed in accidents every year despite government vows to crack down on unlicensed operators.

Keywords: bangladesh, ferry