11 DEAD IN BANGLADESH BOAT ACCIDENT

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DHAKA: A boat packed with laborers and their children caught fire and capsized in a river in northeastern Bangladesh leaving at least 11 people dead and others missing, police said on Tuesday. The boat was thought to be ferrying around 100 passengers home from a stone quarry along the Surma River, in the town of Chhatak, when a fire sparked by a kerosene stove engulfed the vessel on Monday night.

AFP

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