It sank in 20 feet under water before a salvage ship pulled it to the surface.” Our people are using boats to survey the river for any dead bodies. But here at the scene we are calling off the search as there are no more bodies inside the ferry,” said to the media a local government administrator, Rasheda Ferdousi. Ferries in Bangladesh usually do not maintain formal passenger lists but up to 140 passengers were thought to be on board. It’s supposed that many have survived. However, the people who were inside were trapped. A Ministry of Shipping statement said an investigation had been ordered. Ferry accidents are common in Bangladesh.