South Asia

India ferry disaster kills scores

Fishermen carry a recovered body from the waters near Kakdwip, some 100km south of Calcutta, on 2 November, 2010, following the sinking of a ferry on 30 October.
Image caption Searches were stepped up on Tuesday after bad weather on Monday

Search teams in the Indian state of West Bengal have recovered at least 74 bodies three days after an overcrowded ferry capsized in the Hooghly River.

Police say five more bodies were found on Tuesday. The boat was crowded with Muslim pilgrims.

More than 90 people were rescued or swam to safety after Saturday's accident - about 50 are still missing.

Police say at least 220 people were on the vessel when it sank - four times the number it was meant to carry.