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Four Killed in Netherlands Boat Crash

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the Netherlands say four men were killed when a speedboat collided with a cargo ship in the Meuse River. The collision occurred Monday night and three survivors from the speedboat, who were not seriously injured, managed to get aboard the freighter. The cause of the crash is still unknown but authorities are continuing […]

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Boat Accident Leaves 25 Balinese Musicians Dead or Missing

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:51 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Indonesia say 11 people are dead and 14 are missing after a wooden boat filled with Balinese musicians sank off the resort island of Bali early Wednesday. The head of Bali’s search and rescue agency says the band members were headed to the nearby island of Nusa Penida to perform at a burial […]

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18 Killed in Ghana Boat Accident

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Ghanaian official says 18 people have been confirmed dead from a boat accident on Lake Volta in northern Ghana earlier this week. The official, Dominic Napare of the Brong-Ahafo region, says most of the victims are children. The boat was carrying more than 90 passengers when it capsized on Tuesday. Rescue operations continued Thursday. […]

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At Least 12 Missing after Boating Accident in Nepal

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in southern Nepal are searching for at least 12 people who are missing after their boat capsized on the flooded Kamala River late Tuesday. Officials say at least 35 people were crowded onto the boat, which overturned 400 kilometers southeast of the capital, Katmandu. Nepali police tell the Associated Press the exact number of […]

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At Least 50 Drown in Comoros Boat Sinking

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 50 people including children drowned off the Comoros archipelago on Tuesday, after a passenger boat sank. Local officials say it appears the boat’s engine failed, causing the vessel to hit rocks near the main island of Grande Comore. Authorities have warned the death toll could go higher, as the boat was carrying more […]

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At Least 30 Drown in Comoros Boat Sinking

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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At least 30 people, including a number of children, drowned after a passenger boat sank off the Comoros islands early Tuesday. Officials say the death toll could rise, as more than 100 people were on the boat. It was not immediately clear what caused the sinking. Rescue and recovery operations were continuing in rough seas. […]

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25 Found Dead on Refugee Boat From Libya to Lampedusa

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Italian coast guard found 25 dead bodies on a refugee boat fleeing Libya Monday as it crossed the Mediterranean on the way to the Italian island of Lampedusa. Survivors told the authorities the overcrowded boat, which held almost 300 people, left Libya three days ago. Coast guard officials received a call for assistance when […]

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Russian Pleasure Boat Hits Barge in Moscow River, 9 Killed

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian pleasure boat has collided with a barge on the Moscow River, killing nine of the 16 people on the boat. Officials say the overloaded riverboat crashed into a docked barge near the Luzhniki soccer stadium in pre-dawn darkness Sunday and sank to the bottom of the river. Seven passengers were rescued or swam […]

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Russian Pleasure Boat Hits Barge in Moscow River, 9 Killed

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian pleasure boat has collided with a barge on the Moscow River, killing nine of the 16 people on the boat. Seven passengers were rescued or swam to safety. Russian media say the overloaded pleasure boat was hosting a party before dawn Sunday, when it struck the barge and sank near Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium. […]

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5 Dead, 5 Missing in Moscow Boat Collision

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say five people drowned and another five are missing and feared dead in a collision between a pleasure boat and a barge on the Moscow River. An emergency services spokesman said the private craft, carrying 17 passengers and crew, struck the barge and sank at about 1 a.m. Sunday . He said five […]

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