MV Shariatpur 1

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2012 Bangladesh ferry accident
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Munshiganj DistrictBangladesh
DateMarch 2012
Passengers & Crew~200
Boat NameMV Shariatpur 1

The MV Shariatpur 1 was a double deck ferry that capsized in March 2012 after colliding with a cargo ship on Bangladesh's Meghna River, killing 147 people.[1]

First reports confirmed 30 people were dead and dozens missing after the ferry which was carrying 200 people collided with a cargo ship. The ferry capsized on the Meghna in the Munshiganj District near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and sank in about 70 foot (21 m) of water.[2][3][4][5][6]

The ferry had been carrying about 200 passengers, although the exact number is uncertain as the ferry was not carrying an accurate passenger list. 35 survivors were pulled from the water, a further 40 swam to shore. In total 112 bodies were recovered from the sunken ship by divers. The boat was recovered for salvage and a further 4 bodies were found floating down river. The rescue operation was called off.[6] After 110 bodies had been recovered a further 61 people remained unaccounted for, but the final death toll was later placed at 147.[7]

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  1. ^ "Death toll in Bangladesh ferry sinking reaches 14". BNO News. 9 February 2013. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Seven dead in Bangladesh ferry sinking". Brisbane Times. 13 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh ferry sinking kills at least 32". BBC News. 13 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Ten dead, 150 missing as ferry sinks in Bangladesh". The Daily Telegraph. 13 March 2012.
  5. ^ "31 dead, dozens missing in Bangladesh ferry crash". Newsday. 13 March 2012.
  6. ^ a b "116 dead, more missing in Bangladesh ferry sinking". Associated Press. 15 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Bangladesh ferry dragged from river, death toll at 110". Reuters. 14 March 2012. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012.