The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo51° Clear

Tuesday

Hi77° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo53° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi65° Breezy

Wednesday Night

Lo41° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi65° Partly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo44° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi62° Slight Chc Showers

Friday Night

Lo42° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi61° Mostly Cloudy

Strong currents hamper rescue effort in Bangladesh

Send to Kindle
Print This

LOUHAJONG, Bangladesh — High waves and strong currents prevented rescuers from launching a search operation today for a ferry that capsized a day earlier in central Bangladesh, leaving hundreds of passengers trapped inside and feared dead.

It was unclear exactly how many people were on board the M.V. Pinak because ferry operators in Bangladesh rarely maintain passenger lists. Authorities and survivors estimated there were about 250-300 passengers, but the figure could not be confirmed.

View my options or Sign in