The  MV Avijan-10 was carrying 800 passengers when it caught fire in Jhakakathi, 250km south of Dhaka, early on Friday. Photo: AFPTV/AFP
The MV Avijan-10 was carrying 800 passengers when it caught fire in Jhakakathi, 250km south of Dhaka, early on Friday. Photo: AFPTV/AFP
Bangladesh

Massive ferry fire kills at least 39 in Bangladesh

  • Many passengers jumped from the vessel into freezing waters to escape the blaze, which also left 70 injured, some with severe burns
  • It took 15 fire engines two hours to control the fire and another eight to cool down the ship

Topic |   Bangladesh
The  MV Avijan-10 was carrying 800 passengers when it caught fire in Jhakakathi, 250km south of Dhaka, early on Friday. Photo: AFPTV/AFP
The MV Avijan-10 was carrying 800 passengers when it caught fire in Jhakakathi, 250km south of Dhaka, early on Friday. Photo: AFPTV/AFP
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