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Boat capsizes in Iran, killing 17

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hormuz Strait. Photo: AFP

Seventeen people have died after a storm capsized a passenger boat off Iran`s southern coast.

The accident happened on Saturday evening while the boat, carrying 22 people, was sailing between Hormuz Island and port city of Bandar Abbas despite a travel ban.

Five passengers managed to survive.

(TASS, AP),VOR.

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