Indian ferry with 250 aboard sinks, 50 safe: police

Indian ferry with 250 aboard sinks, 50 safe: police

GUWAHATI, India - Agence France-Presse
Indian ferry with 250 aboard sinks, 50 safe: police

A crane lifts the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Meghna River in Munshiganj district, about 32 kilometers south of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. AP photo

A ferry with some 250 passengers aboard sank in a river in northeast India today following a storm, police said, adding that 50 people had swum to safety.

The double-decker ferry sank in the fast-flowing Brahmaputra river in Assam state, police said, adding that the fate of the other 200 passengers was not immediately known.

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