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Ferry Crash at Praça XV Injures 65: Daily

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A ferry carrying over 900 people crashed into a dock near the Praça Quinze (XV Square) pier in Rio de Janeiro Monday afternoon.  At least 65 on board were hospitalized, but there were no reported deaths. The Transportation Regulation Agency (Agetransp) and the Port Authority have opened an investigation into the cause of the accident.

According to passengers aboard the Gávea 1, at approximately 12:15PM a crew member shouted for the anchor to be dropped immediately.  Seconds later, the vessel crashed into the pier without ever slowing down . . .

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