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39 Dead, 5 Missing in Vietnam Ferry Sinking


Police say a small ferry sank in central Vietnam Sunday, killing at least 39 people, and leaving about five missing.

Most of the victims are women and children.

Officials said the boat sank on the Gianh river in central Quang Binh province.

Authorities say the ferry was carrying 80 people, although it was rated for far fewer passengers.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.

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