Was Boat Overcrowded Before It Capsized, Killing 3 Kids?

Investigators are trying to learn more about the crucial seconds before a yacht capsized off Long Island, killing three children and leaving 24 others scrambling for their lives. The July Fourth accident has left more questions than answers in the search for a definitive cause.

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    03/12/2014 - 2:42 pm | View Link
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    01/26/2014 - 4:27 pm | View Link
  • Overcrowded Indian boat may have hit rock; 21 dead
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    01/26/2014 - 4:17 pm | View Link
  • Owners of reckless white water rafting firm whose overcrowded boat capsized, killing nine-year-old British girl are jailed following parents' campaign for justice
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  • Sinking of the MV Miraj-4
    On 15 May 2014, the double-decker ferry MV Miraj-4 capsized in the Meghna River, 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Between 150 and 200 people were ...
    07/23/2014 - 10:25 am | View Website
  • Assam ferry sinking
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    07/23/2014 - 9:28 am | View Website
  • Bangladesh ferry likely overcrowded before sinking
    MUNSHIGANJ, Bangladesh (AP) — A ferry that capsized during a storm in central Bangladesh, killing at least 29 people — and possibly many more — was ...
    05/16/2014 - 9:30 am | View Website
  • 40 dead as Bangladesh ferry search called off
    Relatives of the missing and the dead gathered on the banks the Meghna River, near where the boat capsized. Several bodies, covered in cloth, were laid out on the ground.
    05/15/2014 - 11:36 pm | View Website
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