Ferry sinks in Bangladesh – level 2

13-08-2014 15:00

A ferry with 200 passengers capsized in Bangladesh. Strong winds and currents caused the disaster.

People saved about 100 passengers. The rest of them is still missing. It is possible that they swam to the riverbank. Teams of rescuers look for survivors as well as the boat.

Bangladesh is known for ferry accidents. People travel by water a lot there.

Difficult words: capsize (turn over in the water), current (movement of water), passenger (person who rides something), riverbank (land alongside a river).

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