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Qatar report: 1 dead, 29 missing after ship sinks

Qatar report: 1 dead, 29 missing after ship sinks

Qatari newspapers say that one person died and that 29 are missing after a ship capsized in the Persian Gulf waters off the coast of Doha.
Reports in the Gulf Times and the Peninsula dailies say the accident occurred early Tuesday near the entrance to the Doha canal.
The reports, which were published Wednesday, say five people were rescued. They attributed the figures to the Interior Ministry and other unnamed officials.
Gulf Times said 24 of those on board worked for Doha-based HBK Power Cleaning. The company told the paper its crew included Nepali, Indian and Bangladeshi workers.
It was unclear what caused the accident. The reports said rescue efforts were continuing amid strong winds and choppy seas.


Updated : 2021-03-01 07:05 GMT+08:00