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Ferry tragedy hopes fade  Hundreds of people are still missing. 400 people drowned and the death toll could rise further Ferry families demand answers Map of Dakar Senegal
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Ferry death toll revised by 700  More than 1,800 people died in the September sinking, the prime minister said Ferry tragedy: Overcrowding blamed  Overloading was the key cause of the disaster which killed almost 1,000 people, military investigators said President: 'Ferry errors'  Abdoulaye Wade believed the sinking resulted from human negligence. There will be prosecutions, he said Ferry victims screamed for hours  Countless victims of disaster survived for hours in the overturned MS Joola Disaster ferry 'carried 1,000'
Migrants' ordeal: Hallucinations, big waves  Young men tell of a disastrous 12-day boat voyage with little food, 3 capsizings, motor breakdowns, and 22-foot waves Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die


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Dec.19
Dec.18
  A fishing boat crowded with more than 100 African migrants was sailing to Canary Islands, drifting for about 10 days


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Sep.29
  64 survivors have been found and everyone else is feared to be dead

Sep.28
  Angry family members of people feared dead have protested in front of the presidential palace in Dakar
Sep.27 Rescue ships trying to find survivors
  88 passengers were confirmed dead. The bodies of 676 others are believed to be trapped inside the ferry Joola
1,800 people died as ferry sinks
  The Atlantic Ocean ferry Joola carrying almost 800 passengers and crew has sunk in a fierce storm


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