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Kiribati accused of 'cover-up' over ferry disaster

The Kiribati government faced criticism Friday for obstructing foreign journalists attempting to cover a major ferry disaster that has left the tiny Pacific nation in mourning. More than 80 people, including 23 children, died when the ferry MV Butiraoi sank on January 18, the same day it set off from Nonouti island bound for the capital South Tarawa. The alarm was not raised until eight days later, with a subsequent search finding seven survivors in a dinghy and only scattered debris from the missing ferry.
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