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Bangladesh arrests owner after deadly ferry blaze

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Police have arrested one of the owners of a ferry after at least 39 passengers aboard the vessel were killed in a massive fire in southern Bangladesh last week. Ham Jalal, one of the four owners of the ferry, was picked up in the Keraniganj suburb of Dhaka on Monday following an arrest warrant issued by a court, said police official Khandaker Al Moin. The court on Sunday issued the warrant after Bangladesh’s shipping directorate filed a case against eight people, including the four owners and captains of the ferry, accusing them of flouting safety regulations that led to the blaze and casualti…

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