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7 Die as Kenyan Boat Capsizes

A dozen passengers still missing, feared dead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 2, 2012 12:06 PM CST
7 Die as Kenyan Boat Capsizes
A Clinical officer at the King Fahd Lamu District hospital, Nuru Abdilahi examines Abubakar Ali on Monday Jan. 2, 2012, who survived when the passenger boat MV Safina capsized and sank.   (Stringer)

(Newser) – Rescue personnel scoured Kenya's coastal waters today after a passenger boat collided with a ship carrying oil drums and capsized, killing at least seven people. Kenya's Red Cross said 82 people were on the capsized boat. More than a dozen people were missing and feared dead; 48 survived. The boat capsized yesterday around 9pm near the resort town of Lamu, which lies on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline near the border with Somalia. (Read more Kenya stories.)

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