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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bangladesh ferry death toll rises to more than 100

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) -- At least 112 bodies have been recovered after a packed ferry capsized in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday.

At least 35 survivors have been rescued, said local police chief Shahabuddin Khan, who is supervising the rescue operation.

Khan could not say how many people were on the ferry when it sank early Tuesday in southern Bangladesh.

The MV Shariatpur-1 sank in the Meghna River after colliding with a cargo ferry while passengers slept, a survivor said.

"We were seven in a cabin in the ferry, and six of my family members are still missing," Mohammad Dulal Dewan told CNN Tuesday.

"Everything happened before I could understand anything." Read More