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Bangladesh halts ferry search

After 40, ‘no more bodies’ said found; missing’s kin angry

Posted: May 17, 2014 at 4:05 a.m.

Relatives wait on the banks of the Meghna River as rescuers try to tow the ferry that capsized Friday in Munshiganj, Bangladesh.

Rescuers called off the search for missing passengers of a sunken ferry in central Bangladesh today after retrieving 40 bodies, causing anger among relatives of those still unaccounted for.

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