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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 16:09 GMT 17:09 UK
Ferry capsizes in western Nepal
A boat carrying about 40 people has capsized in a river in western Nepal, near the Indian border.

Three people are known to have drowned and 25 are missing after the accident in Banke district, police say.

Senior police official Uttam Karki told the BBC that at least seven people had swum to safety. Divers have been searching the waters for others.

The crowded boat was crossing the Rapti river, which had been swollen by monsoon rains, near Nepalgunj.






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