Reports state a merchant vessel was on fire off the shore near Bab-el-Mandeb in the Red Sea. The name of the vessel was not included in the report, but it does state all the crew were rescued by a passing vessel.
A ferry hit a sandbank and sank on the Muriganga river south of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The ferry was carrying approximately 220 passengers onboard. Reports place 90 survivors, 79 deaths and 50 as missing. Nearby fishermen were able to rescue some passengers from the water, but many were swept down the fast moving river.
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- Death toll rises to 50 in Indian ferry sinking (newsinfo.inquirer.net)