Bangladesh launches probe into deadly ferry sinking


DOHA, Qatar: The Bangladesh government has ordered an investigation a day after a passenger ferry collided with a cargo ship in the Padma river, northwest of the capital Dhaka, killing at least 70 people. Speaking at the scene in Manikganj, Shajahan Khan, the shipping minister, said on Monday that an investigation had been launched into the sinking of the twin-deck MV Mostofa, which was carrying at least 140 people. Police have seized the cargo ship that hit the ferry and arrested the captain and his two crew, police said.



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