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Nearly 200 dead in boat accident off Sudan

Arab World Materials 6 July 2011 04:21
Nearly 200 people died in a boat accident in the Red Sea, according to Sudanese sources on Tuesday.
Nearly 200 dead in boat accident off Sudan

Nearly 200 people died in a boat accident in the Red Sea, according to Sudanese sources on Tuesday.

The state-run Sudanese Media Center (SMC) reported that the victims were immigrants from the surrounding African countries who were trying to cross the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, DPA reported.

A fire on board the boat caused it to sink in Sudanese waters. Only three people were rescued and 197 were thought to have drowned, the report said.

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