Boat capsizes in Kenya; 7 dead, 1 dozen missing

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Posted: Jan 02, 2012 8:19 AM
Boat capsizes in Kenya; 7 dead, 1 dozen missing

Rescue personnel scoured Kenya's coastal waters Monday after a passenger boat collided with a ship carrying oil drums and capsized, killing at least seven people, officials said.

Kenya's Red Cross said 82 people were on the capsized boat. More than a dozen people were missing and feared dead; 48 survived. Fifteen people were admitted to the hospital.

The boat capsized Sunday around 9 p.m. near the resort town of Lamu, which lies on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline near the border with Somalia.