News (Intermediate)

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.

A ferry sank off the west coast of Africa last week.It was overcrowded. The Prime Minister of Senegal said there were 1,034 passengers.

64 people have been rescued 350 dead bodies have been found. Photos and videos by friends of the passengers showed that the boat overcrowded and was leaning to one side when the left the port.

A government spokesperson said that the state responsible and the government would compensate the families of dead.


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