Death toll in Bangladesh boat tragedy rises to 51, dozens missing

Boat packed with Hindu devotees sinks in Karatoya river in worst waterways disaster to hit the country in more than a year. Police said boat was carrying around 90 people, more than 50 being Hindu pilgrims on their way to the temple on the occasion of Mahalaya, when Hindus make offerings to their ancestors. Rescue operation was suspended for Monday night and will resume Tuesday morning, officials said. Sunday marked the start of the Durga Puja, the biggest Hindu festival in Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia.

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