MANIKGANJ, Bangladesh – A ferry capsized Tuesday in a river in central Bangladesh (search), and rescuers were searching for more than 100 people still missing and using fishing nets to try to find the sunken boat, police said.
The body of a child was pulled from the river, the only confirmed death from the ferry. The boat was carrying nearly 150 people when it capsized amid strong currents and gusty winds as it neared a terminal on the Jamuna River (search), 25 miles northwest of the capital, Dhaka.
"When the storm started, we asked the crew to steer to shore. But it was too late," said Razzak Ali (search), whose 3-year-old son's body was pulled from the water.
At least 30 people swam ashore, said Abu Bakr Siddiqui, a local police officer. Siddiqui said the water was about 40 feet deep.
The accident came after another ferry sank in southern Bangladesh on Sunday with a wedding party aboard, killing at least 76 people. The bride and groom were among the 26 people still missing on Tuesday.