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5 dead after Haitian ferry capsizes

7 are missing Haitian authorities are looking for seven people missing after a ferry capsized in a bay west of Haiti's capital. Five others are known to have died, while five people have been rescued.Nadia Lochard at Haiti's civil protection says heavy wind and high waves flipped the ferry over Monday night after it left La Gonave about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince.Lochard says the boat was transporting charcoal, bananas and other goods to Archaie, a coastal town 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the capital.She announced the accident on Tuesday.Source: AP

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A cargo pumpboat carrying 27 people sank off Cebu

None of the passengers were hurt A cargo pumpboat, carrying 27 people from a small island in Bohol, capsized Sunday just off the shores of Lapu-Lapu City after a tourist boat accidentally rammed it.None of the passengers were hurt. Fifteen of them were below 18 years old.They were on board M/B Presh Clent John on their way to Cebu from Pandanon Island in Getafe, Bohol.Their boat collided with a tourist pumpboat of the Island Banca Cruises (IBC) in Hilutungan Channel at 10:30 a.m.IBC chief executive officer Jay Aldeguer said he has asked the crew to submit an incident report and that if needed he would extend help to those affected.He said the IBC crew is trained in seafaring, and that what happened was an accident.Presh Clent John, owned by Rolando Suan, left Pandanon Island at 9 a.m.Suan, in an interview, said he decided to allow passengers in the cargo boat because there were no more available passenger pumpboats bound for Cebu from Pandanon.Most of the passengers of Presh Clent John came from a fiesta in Pandanon last Saturday.Suan said at 10:30 a.m. passing Olango Island, he saw the IBC pumpboat headed towards his boat.The IBC boat had more than 17 ...

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