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Nearly 70 Dead as Boat Capsizes Near Djibouti


Authorities in East Africa say at least 69 people drowned when a boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti.

Dozens of people are missing, and more than 30 others are injured.

The boat flipped over at midday Thursday in Djibouti's main harbor on the Gulf of Aden.

Media reports say more than 200 people may have been on board.

Rescuers are trying to find the missing passengers.

It is not known yet why the boat sank but officials believe it was overloaded.

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