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Claims News Service, Feb.7, 10:36 a.m. EST — A ferry carrying more than 1,400 people sank after catching fire in the Red Sea Feb. 3 while crossing from Saudi Arabia to Egypt. Officials believe around 1,000 people to be dead, with some 400 people rescued. The vessel was owned by the Egyptian firm Al-Salam Maritime Transport Company, according to reports, who said the ship was carrying 1,310 passengers and an Egyptian crew of 104. The ferry was reported to be carrying about 220 vehicles.


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