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Tuesday 4 August 2015

Seven killed after boat capsizes

Published 02/01/2012 | 08:32

Authorities are searching for survivors after a passenger boat capsized off the Kenyan coast, killing at least seven people
Authorities are searching for survivors after a passenger boat capsized off the Kenyan coast, killing at least seven people

A passenger boat off the Kenyan coast has capsized, killing at least seven people and leaving more than two dozen missing.

The Red Cross said authorities are searching for the missing, but that a high tide is hampering the efforts. The aid group said at least seven people are confirmed killed, 25 were rescued and 23 swam to shore.

The boat capsized near the resort town of Lamu, which lies on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline near the border with Somalia.

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