The radio said the two boats were caught in the storm in the Meghna river late Monday night.
One of the ferries capsized near Ashuganj town, 90 kilometres east of the capital Dhaka, while the other was struck by strong winds near Nabinagar town further down river.
The radio quoting local rescue officials said the search for the missing persons was continuing. Both boats were reportedly overcrowded when the mishaps occurred, the radio said.
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