51 people confirmed dead after boat capsizes in northern Bangladesh

51 people confirmed dead after boat capsizes in northern Bangladesh

S.M. Sirajul Huda, Superintendent of Panchagarh District Police, told Xinhua that 26 more bodies were retrieved from the Karatoya river in Bangladesh’s northern Panchagarh district, 468 km away from the capital Dhaka, on Monday. According to the officer, the jam-packed boat, carrying some 100 passengers, sank on Sunday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported. Another 26 … Read more

4 killed as boat capsizes off Galapagos, Ecuador

4 killed as boat capsizes off Galapagos, Ecuador

More than 30 passengers were on board the ill-fated boat on Sunday evening, which operated between Isabela and Santa Cruz, two islands of the Galapagos, according to Santa Cruz Mayor Angel Yanez. A preliminary report on Monday said that 31 passengers have been rescued so far and two crew members were among the missing ones, … Read more

16 killed, 30 missing after boat capsizes in Bangladesh (Ld)

16 killed, 30 missing after boat capsizes in Bangladesh (Ld)

“The bodies of 16 people including women and children have so far been retrieved,” Sujoy Kumar Roy, an officer of Panchagarh’s Boda Police station, told Xinhua news agency. According to the officer, the boat carrying some 100 people capsized at about 1:30 p.m. local time. Most of the passengers managed to swim ashore after the … Read more

73 dead as migrant boat capsizes near Syrian shore

73 dead as migrant boat capsizes near Syrian shore

Twenty others have been rescued and sent for medical treatment at the al-Basel hospital in the Syrian coastal city of Tartous after the boat sank in the Syrian waters, Health Minister Hassan al-Ghabbash said in a statement on Friday. The boat set off from Lebanon on Tuesday carrying illegal migrants of various nationalities to “unknown … Read more