The passenger ferry M.L. Mosta capsized and sank on the Padma River northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The M.L. Mosta was making a river crossing with some 140 passengers when it was struck amidships by a cargo vessel. The M.L. Mosta quickly capsized and sank in 6 meter of water. Initial reports state that 48 bodies were recovered from the ferry. A surviving passenger stated many passengers on deck were rescued, but many were trapped inside when the ferry sank. Authorities have stated an investigation has been launched into the incident.