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Ferry With 250 Aboard Sinks Off Indonesia, Dozens Missing

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A boat carrying more than 250 people, most of them from the Middle East and South Asia, has sunk off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java and more than 200 passengers are still missing. So far only 33 people have been rescued. Authorities say bad weather is hampering rescue efforts. Indonesian police blamed […]

Ferry Sinks Off Indonesia, Dozens Missing

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A boat carrying more than 200 people, most of them from the Middle East and South Asia, has sunk off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java and dozens of the passengers are still missing. So far only 33 people have been rescued. Indonesian police blamed the accident Saturday on overcrowding on the wooden […]

11 Dead, 3 Missing in China Ferry Sinking

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities say a ferry carrying students on a holiday trip has capsized in central China, leaving 11 people dead and at least three missing. Local officials told the state-run Xinhua news agency that nine students and two adults drowned Friday afternoon when the ferry, carrying mostly students, capsized in the Fuyi River in Hunan […]

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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Bodies of 150 Migrants Recovered in Sinking Off Tunisia

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have recovered 150 bodies of African refugees fleeing the military violence in Libya. International migration officials said Friday that operations continue in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia following the disappearance of some 200 migrants after the vessel they were on encountered rough waters this week. At least 570 people were rescued from the boat […]

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At Least 250 Fleeing Libya Missing off Tunisia

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisian rescuers combed the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday for some 200 migrants reported missing after a vessel they were aboard ran into problems in rough waters off the Tunisian coast. At least 570 people were rescued from the boat off the southern Tunisian port of Sfax. Some have been hospitalized and at least three people […]

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