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Five die on overcrowded ferry as Bangladeshis defy coronavirus lockdown for Eid holiday

At least five people died in Bangladesh on Wednesday on an overcrowded ferry carrying more than a thousand passengers, officials said, as millions defied a coronavirus lockdown to head home for the Muslim holiday of Eid.Tens of millions of Bangladeshis usually travel home to villages for the festival but this year the government has shut down long-haul buses, trains and boats to prevent the virus from spreading.But ferries used to carry ambulances and food transport trucks have remained in use,…

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