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Senegal: Violent Wind: 2002/09/27 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/09/27
Country or District Senegal
Event Type Violent Wind
Outline More than 700 people are thought to have died after a passenger ferry capsized during a fierce storm off the coast of Gambia. Eighty-eight bodies have been recovered and another 670 people are feared drowned after being trapped under the vessel.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Reuters Japan news 2002/11/05
Dead: about 1,150 epople
MSN Japan news 2002/09/30
Dead: 970 people

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Reuters Japan news 2002/11/05
1150 people were killed by the accident in Senegal.

BBC news 2002/10/03
Only 64 of more than 1,000 passengers survived.

BBC news 2002/09/28
Hundreds lost on Senegal ferry

CNN news 2002/09/30
Senegal ferry death toll may rise

MSN Japan news 2002/09/30
the ferry was capsized by the fierce storm at west corst of africa. 970 people feard dead.

BBC news 2002/09/27
Hundreds lost as Senegal ferry sinks