Twelve dead in Bangladesh ferry sinking

People look on as the rescue operation to find survivors continues. Credit: Reuters

Twelve people, including women and children, have been confirmed dead when a ferry with 200 people onboard capsized in Bangladesh.

Police said around 40 people were saved after swimming ashore but many more are still missing.

Relatives wait for news of their loved ones. Credit: Reuters

The M.V. Miraj-4 ferry capsized in high winds and rain on the Meghna river near the capital Dhaka.

Most of the passengers were city workers and students heading home for the weekend.