Dhaka, Bangladesh - Peoples Republic of
BANGLADESH FERRY SEARCH HALTED DUE TO STRONG RIVER CURRENTS.
Bangladeshis search for the bodies of their loved ones in the river
Meghna at Chandpur 170 km (106 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka on
July 10, 2003. Hundreds are believed to have died after the passenger
ferry M.V. Nasreen sank with over 600 people on board late Tuesday
night. Some 200 people either swam to safety or were rescued after the
ferry was sucked into a whirlpool at the confluence of three rivers.
The search for the ferry was halted on Thursday due to strong currents
and heavy rains. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman