Boat Capsizes In Kenya; 7 Dead, 2 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.

Kenyan police officers search for survivors after a passenger boat capsized off the Kenyan island of Lamu. Photograph: Flora Bagenal/Reuters

LAMU, Kenya -- 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.

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