44 die as Kenyan ferry sinks

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The Independent Online
A ferry carrying rush-hour commuters capsized near the Kenyan port of Mombasa yesterday and at least 44 people were drowned, with an unknown number still missing, Reuter reports from Mombasa. Kenya radio said as many as 300 people were feared drowned. Navy divers and small boats brought 71 survivors to land but suspended their search as a high tide in the Indian Ocean coincided with nightfall.