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Latest update : 2009-01-04

A boat carrying around 50 people, cruising on the Koshi river in eastern Nepal, has capsized and at least 35 people are assumed to be missing. Officials have said that so far only 11 people have been rescued.

AFP - At least 35 people were missing after a crowded ferry capsized on Sunday in a river in eastern Nepal, a local official said.
  
"At least 35 people are missing after the boat turned over in the Koshi river early Sunday," local official Yubaraj Bhattarai told AFP by telephone from Sunsari district, 230 kilometres (145 miles) southeast of Kathmandu.
  
The official said the boat was carrying around 50 people and that 11 were rescued.
  
"It is too early to presume all the missing are dead," Bhattarai said, adding that the boat was overloaded.

Date created : 2009-01-04

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