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Dozens still missing after massive ferry blaze kills 39 in Bangladesh

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Rescue workers are still searching for dozens of people who are missing after a fire broke out on a crowded ferry in southern Bangladesh killing at least 39 passengers, officials said on Sunday. The ferry, MV Obhijan-10, was carrying nearly 800 people on Friday as it travelled along the Sugandha river in Jhalakathi district, nearly 150 kilometres south-west of Dhaka. “We have prepared a list of 29 passengers still missing based on reports from relatives,” chief of the district administration Zohar Ali told dpa. Fire Service and Civil Defence department workers who are searching for people did …

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