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BOAT CARRYING CHILDREN, TEACHERS CAPSIZES; 46 DIE

A 25-foot fishing boat crammed with children on a school outing capsized minutes after sailing from the Syrian port of Latakia Friday, killing 41 students and five teachers, police said.

The children were between 7 and 11 years old.

"Only minutes after it sailed, a strong wave hit it, pushing the children to one side thus causing the overcrowded boat to lose balance and to capsize," a police spokesman said. The boat's pilot survived and police were interrogating him.

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