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Black Box for Sunken Egyptian Ferry Recovered

International experts have found the black box of the Egyptian ferry that sank earlier this month, leaving more than 1,000 people dead.

Egyptian Transport Minister Mohammed Luffi Mansour says the black box will be sent to Britain for further analysis.

The data recorder contains such information as the ship's position and weather conditions at the time of the accident.

There were approximately 1,400 people aboard the Al-Salaam Boccaccio 98 when a fire broke out the evening of February 2. The ferry sank hours later. Only 388 people survived.

Authorities hope the black box can shed some light on why the ferry sank.

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