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Djibouti ship carrying over 300 sinks off coast-TV

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DUBAI, Apr 6 (Reuters) A Djibouti-flagged ship carrying more than 300 people sank off the coast of the African country today, Al Jazeera television said.

''A Djibouti ship sank near the port of the capital at noon today. The ship was sailing from ... the northwest of the country towards the Djibouti capital and was carrying over 300 people,'' the television said quoting its Africa-based correspondent.

''Around 70 bodies have been pulled out. Rescue operations are expected to cease at night because of no availability of equipment for searching at night,'' the television added.

It did not give further details.

REUTERS SBJ BD2242

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