Boat capsize in Bangladesh kills a minimum of 24 Hindu pilgrims


DHAKA, Bangladesh — A ship carrying about 100 Hindu pilgrims capsized Sunday in a river in northern Bangladesh, leaving a minimum of 24 individuals useless, police stated.

The overcrowded boat overturned within the afternoon whereas getting back from a Hindu temple on the opposite facet of the River Karatoa at Boda space in Panchagarh district, stated native police chief S.M. Sirajul Huda.

Divers and residents recovered a minimum of 24 our bodies by Sunday night, he stated, including that a minimum of 12 girls and eight youngsters have been among the many useless. He stated lots of the passengers swam ashore.

It was not instantly clear what number of remained lacking, however Huda stated the divers continued their search.

The Hindus traveled to the temple the place tens of hundreds of individuals collect yearly for his or her largest spiritual pageant — Durga Puja — subsequent month.

Shut to eight% of Bangladesh’s greater than 160 million persons are Hindu within the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.


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