Ferry Sinks in Northern Mozambique; 17 Feared Dead

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) - Mozambique's government says an
overcrowded ferry went down off the coast in a northern province,
and 17 people are feared drowned.

Government spokesman Abudo Momade says the ferry with a capacity
of 40 set off from Niassa province in the southeastern African nation with 50 people early Tuesday.

After it sank, 26 passengers were rescued. So far, seven bodies have been recovered and the remaining 17 are feared drowned.

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