According to officials, at least 24 people were dead and a similar number were missing on Sunday after an overcrowded boat carrying Hindu pilgrims capsized on a river in Bangladesh. “Firefighters and divers are looking for more bodies,” local police spokesman Shafiqul Islam told AFP, adding that 24 people had died, most of whom were women and children. According to police, the boat was carrying up to 50 pilgrims.
They were on their way to a centuries-old temple when their boat capsized and sank in the middle of the Karotoa river near the town of Boda in northern Bangladesh. According to another cop, up to 25 persons are still missing.
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