Search called off for missing ferry in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Officials in Bangladesh have called off the search for an overloaded ferry that sank a week ago in one of the country's largest rivers, leaving more than a hundred people dead or missing.

The ferry had a capacity of 85 passengers but was carrying more than 200 people when it capsized last Monday.

Forty-six bodies have been recovered and 61 people are still missing and presumed dead.