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Last Updated: Friday, 31 March 2006, 09:09 GMT 10:09 UK
In pictures: Bahrain boat disaster

Rescuers carrying body on stretcher

Dozens of people have died after a crowded pleasure boat capsized off the coast of Bahrain. As the injured were taken to hospital, rescue workers recovered the bodies of victims.

Prime Minister Sheik Khalifa Bin Salman al-Khalifa (second right)

Bahraini Prime Minister Sheik Khalifa Bin Salman al-Khalifa (2nd right) went to the scene before visiting victims in hospital.

A man searches the water using a torch

Meanwhile, many Bahrainis continued the grim search for bodies through the small hours of the night.

US embassy staff outside Salmaniya medical centre

US embassy staff were among those waiting for news of survivors at the Salmaniya medical centre in the Bahraini capital, Manama.

Debris and rescue workers in water

At first light, teams of rescuers were able to examine the debris more clearly.

Rescuer worker speaks to diver

Meanwhile divers continued to search the wreckage which teams had hauled near to the shore.

Rescue crews recover a cooler from the debris

A cooler was among the items recovered from the wreckage of the dhow, which capsized during an evening dinner cruise.

Foreign survivors leave hospital

Some foreign survivors left hospital on Friday after receiving first aid treatment.

Many die in Bahrain boat disaster
31 Mar 06 |  Middle East


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