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Bangladesh ferry capsizes in river near Dhaka

8 February 2013 Last updated at 10:53 GMT

A ferry carrying around 100 people has sunk in a river near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, reports say.

Dozens of people were said to be unaccounted for after the MV Sarosh went down in the Meghna River.

It had been travelling from Dhaka to Chandpur district and went down as it was passing through Munshiganj, about 30km (20 miles) south of Dhaka.

Sara Barman reports..