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Passenger ferry sinks! bodies being found,

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posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 04:24 PM
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Passenger ferry sinks! Bodies being found,

www.sky.com...

Gosh this is awful,

over 40 bodies have been pulled out of the water in ferry that has captsized in Bahrain,

It is thought that there may be British nationals on board,



57 have been rescued, and they believe there may have been 150 on the ferry,

US divers are there trying to help

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posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 04:27 PM
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Oh, that's terrible! I can't believe so many made it safe and sound. Something to be thankful for, I guess.



posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 04:57 PM
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update:


There now saying there may have been 180 onboard the ferry,
And possibley 25 Brition among them,




MANAMA (Reuters) - A passenger boat carrying some 150 tourists sank in a harbour in Bahrain on Thursday and the country's interior minister said at least 44 people drowned.

Witnesses put the death toll higher, saying at least 48 bodies were brought ashore.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashed bin Abdullah al-Khalifa said: "The operations are continuing, and up to this time we have 52 rescued and 44 dead."

The vessel was believed to have taken out the tourists for a short tour of the Gulf, a hospital source said.

"I have seen at least 48 bodies," said a resident, speaking by telephone from outside a port in the island state.

The official news agency BNA said 60 passengers had been rescued and taken to hospitals



Reuters



Update,

48 dead so far

and 63 rescued - and that seems to be going up,



[edit on 30-3-2006 by asala]

[edit on 30-3-2006 by DJDOHBOY]



posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 01:00 AM
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) -- At least 63 passengers were rescued -- and the bodies of 51 others recovered -- after a passenger ferry carrying about 135 people on a company outing capsized and sank Thursday night in a narrow channel off the Bahrain coast, officials said.

"We're still not really sure about the nationalities," said Tariq Hassan, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. He added that an investigation will be conducted into the sinking, which occurred about 9:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET).



Information Minister Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar said he estimates that the passengers included 25 Britons, 10 South Africans, 20 Filipinos, 10 Egyptians and 10 Bahrainis.

www.cnn.com...

The latest from cnn.com. It sounds like the majority of them are still on the ferry underwater. It's possible they'll find some trapped in air pockets, but it's not sounding good for many more survivors.



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