A ferry capsized on a river in Bangladesh, Monday, June 29, leaving at least 28 people dead, according to officials.
READ MORE: Officials in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, say a ferry collided with another and capsized on the Buriganga River Monday, killing at least 28 people and leaving dozens others missing.
Rescue officials said the ferry known as the Morning Bird was just meters from shore when it was struck by a larger ferry and capsized. Witnesses say the second ferry left the scene.
Officials say about 50 passengers were on board, some of whom were able to swim to safety, but many were trapped below deck and are still missing.