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Despair as ferry capsizes with up to 100 aboard in Bangladesh

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A man mourns the loss of a relative after a ferry accident in Munshiganj, Bangladesh, on Feb. 8, 2013.

Published at 10:14 a.m. ET: DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least two people died and dozens were rescued after a passenger ferry collided with another ship and capsized Friday on a river in central Bangladesh, dumping as many as 100 people into the water, officials and witnesses said.

Police said the ferry went down on the Meghna River in Munshiganj district, 20 miles south of the capital, Dhaka. By Friday evening, rescuers had recovered the bodies of a child and a woman.

There was confusion over the number of passengers on board the ferry at the time of the accident. Relatives and neighbors at the scene said some people were missing, but authorities would not provide an official list of those who were unaccounted for. Read the full story.

-- The Associated Press

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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim ashore on the banks of the Meghna River at Munshiganj on Feb. 8, 2013.

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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim after a ferry sank in Munshiganj on Feb. 8, 2013.