Friday, March 31, 2006

At least seven South Africans rescued in sea drama off Bahrain

Seven South Africans are believed to have been saved following the sinking of a ferry off the coast of Bahrain early this morning. At least 49 people are believed to have drowned as the two-storey vessel sank after hitting a wave while turning. Some 130 people were aboard for a dinner cruise when the tragedy occurred. United States divers have rescued at least 63 passengers so far. The BBC reports the divers and a helicopter are still in the area searching for more survivors.

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