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Red Sea ferry sinking

Red Sea ferry sinking

Blocked drains partly to blame for ferry horror

BLOCKED drains on the car deck of a ferry which sank in the Red Sea in February contributed to a disaster in which more than 1,000 people lost their lives, an Egyptian parliamentary report said yesterday.

Angry ferry families in attack on hospital

HUNDREDS of relatives of passengers on the ferry that sank in the Red Sea attacked the offices of the ship's owners yesterday, throwing furniture into the street and tearing down the company's sign. Riot police fired tear-gas to restore order.

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Ferry victims' relatives riot at ship offices

HUNDREDS of grieving relatives attacked offices belonging to the owners of a Red Sea ferry which sank with 1400 people on board.

Boy saved after 36 hours in sea

A SIX-year-old boy has been found alive after spending up to 36 hours in the Red Sea on his own following the sinking of a ferry with the loss of as many as 1,000 lives.

Captain was 'first to leave' sinking ferry

ANGRY survivors of the Red Sea ferry disaster yesterday told how the captain fled his burning ship by lifeboat and abandoned passengers to their fate.

Fire hit doomed ship shortly after it set sail say survivors

A FIRE broke out on the doomed Al Salam 98 shortly after leaving port but the ship sailed on for two hours before sinking in minutes, survivors said today.

Red Sea ferry was declared safe seven months ago

THE ferry that sank in the Red Sea yesterday morning claiming the lives of hundreds, passed a safety test less than a year ago.

Tragedy the latest in a long history of maritime disasters

THE most famous shipping disaster was when the "unsinkable" Titanic went down in the Atlantic after hitting an iceberg in April 1912. The world's largest passenger steamship at the time was on her maiden voyage when at least 1,496 people died.

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