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Overloaded ferry capsizes in India

2012-05-02 03:39:38 GMT2012-05-02 11:39:38(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) west of the state capital Gauhati, India, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeast India, an official said Tuesday. At least 100 people were still missing Tuesday after the ferry carrying about 350 people broke into two pieces late Monday, said Pritam Saikia, the district magistrate of Goalpara district. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) west of the state capital Gauhati, India, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeast India, an official said Tuesday. At least 100 people were still missing Tuesday after the ferry carrying about 350 people broke into two pieces late Monday, said Pritam Saikia, the district magistrate of Goalpara district. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) west of the state capital Gauhati, India, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeast India, an official said Tuesday. At least 100 people were still missing Tuesday after the ferry carrying about 350 people broke into two pieces late Monday, said Pritam Saikia, the district magistrate of Goalpara district. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Abdul Mazid, 42, center, whose sister is missing anxiously watches rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) west of the state capital Gauhati, India, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeast India, an official said Tuesday. At least 100 people were still missing Tuesday after the ferry carrying about 350 people broke into two pieces late Monday, said Pritam Saikia, the district magistrate of Goalpara district. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Rescuers pull out the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Buraburi village, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) west of the state capital Gauhati, India, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Army divers and rescue workers pulled more than 100 bodies out of a river after a packed ferry capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeast India, an official said Tuesday. At least 100 people were still missing Tuesday after the ferry carrying about 350 people broke into two pieces late Monday, said Pritam Saikia, the district magistrate of Goalpara district. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Rescue workers pull a part of a damaged boat to shore after it sank on the Brahmaputra river, at Buraburi village in Dhubri district of the northeastern Indian state of Assam May 1, 2012. Rescue workers fought heavy wind and rain to search for survivors after at least 103 people drowned on an overloaded ferry carrying about 300 people that sank at night on one of India's largest rivers on Monday, police said. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

Onlookers watch as rescue workers search for victims after a boat sank on the Brahmaputra river, at Buraburi village in Dhubri district of the northeastern Indian state of Assam May 1, 2012. Rescue workers fought heavy wind and rain to search for survivors after at least 103 people drowned on the overloaded ferry carrying about 300 people that sank at night on one of India's largest rivers on Monday, police said. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

Rescuers on May 1 had recovered 103 bodies from a turbulent northeastern river after a heavily packed ferry capsized, saying they feared that dozens of others had been swept by the current to neighboring Bangladesh.

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