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Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks

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A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 10 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said. 

A file picture taken on August 7, 2013 shows Bangladeshis riding packed ferries on the outskirts of Dhaka

Survivors of what is the latest in a string of ferry disasters to blight Bangladesh said the vessel had gone down in a matter of minutes, giving passengers little time to leap to safety.

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