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Page first written 29 September 2002
Last updated 29 September 2002
Passenger ferry capsizes, killing 700
A massive marine accident broke out along the shore of Senegal in north western coast of Africa. A state-run passenger ferry with 796 people on board capsized, and over 700 people are thought to have been killed. Although it happened in the bad weather, it is reported that the ferry was severely overloaded. The government and other parties involved will face severe criticism.
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