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30 September 2002
Ferry Disaster - 1000 Feared Dead


You are going to hear a story about a ferry accident. Listen and put in the missing words.

Senegal said today that close to 1,000 people were feared dead after an overcrowded ferry sank off the west coast of Africa last week. It is one of the world’s worst maritime disasters.

The Prime Minister of Senegal that there were 1,034 passengers. The boat designed to take 550 passengers.

64 people been rescued and 350 bodies have been . Photos and videos taken by friends of passengers showed the boat leaning to one as it left port.

A government spokesperson , ‘the responsibility of the state is obvious.’ said the government would compensate the families the victims.


 

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