11 drown, 50 others missing in ferry sinking in NE Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb. 4 (NsNewsWire) — Eleven persons were drown and 50 others were missing as a small ferry sank into the Surma River in Bangladesh’s northeastern Sunamganj district Monday night, officials said on Tuesday.

Kamrul Alam, chief executive of the Doara sub-district of Sunamganj, confirmed the ferry sank after its engine, reports Xinhua.

Alam said six bodies were recovered Monday night and five bodies were found Tuesday morning.

Fire service rescuers are conducting rescue operations