Bangladesh: Ferry owner arrested after deadly fire
29 December 2021 | 12:36 pm
Bangladeshi police have arrested one of the four owners of a ferry involved in a massive fire in which at least 39 people died. Seven other people, including owners and captains of the vessel, are on the run.
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