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Bangladesh ferry capsize toll rises to 78
Wednesday February 25, 2015 9:25 PM, IANS

The toll in Sunday's ferry capsize in Bangladesh's Padma river has risen to 78 with seven more bodies recovered Wednesday, reported.

The double-decker ferry "ML Mostofa-3", carrying over 100 people, on its way to Daulatdia village in Bangladesh, sank after being hit by a cargo vessel soon after leaving Paturia dock Sunday noon.

The sunken vessel was pulled out early Monday, more than 16 hours after the disaster.

Authorities called off the rescue operation Monday after the ferry was tugged out and brought to the river bank.

Most of the bodies that were recovered Wednesday were of women and children, a fire official said.

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