At Least 8 People Die After Bangladesh Ferry Capsizes in Storm

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At least eight people have died after a ferry carrying some 200 passengers capsized in a river near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Thursday.

The MV Miraj-4 capsized during a storm in the Munshiganj district as it travelled towards Shariatpur. Officials say the death toll is expected to rise, the BBC reports.

The local police and a rescue team are currently trying to locate the ferry which is completely underwater. A number of bodies have reportedly been recovered.

Ferry accidents are common on Bangladesh's river network and scores are killed every year, according to the BBC.

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