DHAKA, Bangladesh —
A passenger boat carrying greater than 40 individuals capsized Wednesday in a marshy wetland in northern Bangladesh, killing a minimum of 17 individuals, an official mentioned.
The incident occurred in Netrokona district, and divers recovered a minimum of 17 our bodies, mentioned Bulbul Ahmed, the world’s prime authorities official.
Almost 50 individuals have been on board the boat and about 30 swam to security, Ahmed mentioned, including that the reason for the accident was not instantly identified.
The world is 134 kilometers (83 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka.
Such accidents are widespread in Bangladesh, a delta nation that’s crisscrossed by greater than 230 rivers. About one-third of the nation of 160 million individuals was flooded this yr on account of monsoon rains and an onrush of waters from upstream India.