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12 killed, many missing in Bangladesh boat accident

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Twelve people died and dozens were missing on Tuesday when their boat capsized on a river in north-eastern Bangladesh, police said.

The accident occurred in Sunamgonj district, some 296 km from Dhaka. The bodies have been retrieved, Xinhua reported.

An official said the boat was carrying 60-70 passengers. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

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