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Plane Crashes Near Comoros Islands, Passengers Survive

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger jet plunged into the Indian Ocean off the Comoros Islands on Tuesday but officials say everyone on board survived. Comoros officials say rescuers pulled at least 27 passengers and crew members from the sea, after the Inter-Iles jet crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital, Moroni. Initial reports indicate the pilot was having […]

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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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