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Macau Ferry Crash Injures 57

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FILE - A ferry sails across the Casino Sands' Macau, Dec.19, 2009.

FILE - A ferry sails across the Casino Sands' Macau, Dec.19, 2009.

More than 50 people were injured when a high-speed Hong Kong ferry crashed into a sea wall near the gambling enclave of Macau.

Shun Tak, which operates the ferry system, said in a statement that the boat was carrying 220 passengers and 13 crew when it hit the breakwater Friday morning while traveling at about 65 kilometers per hour.

The company said 57 people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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