People rush to board a ferry with their belongings at Mawa Ferry Terminal to get home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Munshiganj, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters People rush to board a ferry with their belongings at Mawa Ferry Terminal to get home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Munshiganj, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
People rush to board a ferry with their belongings at Mawa Ferry Terminal to get home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Munshiganj, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Bangladesh

Five die on overcrowded ferry as Bangladeshis defy coronavirus lockdown for Eid holiday

  • The people who died were found unconscious on a ferry near Shibchar, southwest of Dhaka, after more than 1,000 people rushed onto the vessel
  • Health experts fear the massive movement of people will spread the virus to the country’s nearly 100,000 rural villages

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People rush to board a ferry with their belongings at Mawa Ferry Terminal to get home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Munshiganj, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters People rush to board a ferry with their belongings at Mawa Ferry Terminal to get home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Munshiganj, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
People rush to board a ferry with their belongings at Mawa Ferry Terminal to get home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Munshiganj, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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