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12 killed, many missing in Bangladesh boat accident

Twelve people died and dozens were missing today when their boat capsized on a river in northeastern Bangladesh, police said.

world Updated: Jun 08, 2010 14:48 IST

Twelve people died and dozens were missing on Tuesday when their boat capsized on a river in northeastern Bangladesh, police said.

The accident occurred in Sunamgonj district, some 296 km from Dhaka. The bodies have been retrieved, Xinhua reported.

An official said the boat was carrying 60-70 passengers. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.