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Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks: officials

DHAKA: A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 12 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said. Survivors of what is the latest in a string of ferry disasters to blight Bangladesh said the vessel began to sway when the storm hit, finally tipping over and sinking in minutes, giving passengers little time to leap to safety. The exact number of passengers was not immediately known. It is common for ferries to carry many more than their official limit. “We…