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More than 100 feared dead as Cameroon-bound Vessel Capsizes

More than 100 feared dead as Cameroon-bound Vessel Capsizes

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More than 100 persons were feared dead as a Cameroon-bound vessel capsized on the high sea on Sunday. According to sources at the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) at Marina, Lagos, the vessel which left Calabar, the Cross River State capital, for Cameroon with about 180 passengers on board on Sunday did not arrive at its destination. In the morning when some reporters went to Marina, Calabar, the takeoff location, some persons were seen discussing the incident in a sad mood. As at the time of the visit to Marina, Calabar, there was no official report from Shoreline, the official operators of the vessel and the harbour. In the afternoon, reporters were not allowed entry into the harbour. A security man at the gate at about 2:55 p.m. said all Shoreline staff had shut down for the day whereas...