Dhaka/New Delhi: At least 23 people were killed and several dozen more were missing after a boat capsized in a river in Bangladesh on Sunday, reported news agency AFP quoting the local police. “We have recovered 23 bodies. Firefighters and divers are searching for more bodies,” local police official Shafiqul Islam told AFP.
The boat was packed with up to 50 Hindu pilgrims, police said. They were travelling to a centuries-old temple when the vessel suddenly tipped over and sank in the middle of the Karotoa river near the town of Boda in northern Bangladesh.
Another police officer said up to 25 people were still missing.
(With AFP inputs)