Bangladesh: dozens dead after fire sweeps through ferry – video

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, 24/12/2021, 2:49 pm

At least 39 people have been killed and 70 injured after a fire ripped through a crowded river ferry in Bangladesh.

The blaze began in the engine room of the ferry in the early hours of Friday morning, officials said, but the cause was not immediately clear. It took 15 fire engines two hours to get it under control.

People were forced to jump from the vessel, which was carrying about 800 passengers, into the freezing river water to escape

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