11 dead found in river after Bangladesh bus plunge

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Posted: Oct 12, 2010 10:02 AM
11 dead found in river after Bangladesh bus plunge

Eleven bodies have been recovered in a Bangladeshi river after a speeding bus veered off the road and into the water two days ago.

Many of the some 50 passengers swam to safety after the crash Sunday. It had not been clear if anyone died until bodies were found Tuesday.

Local government administrator Rabbi Miah said some victims were recovered near the crash site and others inside the sunken bus. The search was continuing.

Miah said searchers struggled to salvage the bus due to the river's strong current. The crash happened in the Amin Bazar area, just outside Dhaka, the country's capital.

Road accidentals are common in Bangladesh due to reckless driving, lax traffic rules and poor road conditions.