The ferry, carrying about 100 people aboard, collided with a trawler on the river Padma about 40km north-west of the capital Dhaka. At least 50 passengers managed to swim to shore or were saved, officials said, with rescue efforts ongoing.
A ferry has capsized in central Bangladesh, killing at least 41 people including a young baby. Accidents are common on Bangladesh's river network, with overcrowding and poor boat quality often to blame. Read more