17 Feb '11, 3am

Vietnam tour boat sinks, foreigners dead: A tour boat carrying 19 foreign tourists sank in Vietnam's picturesque...

HALONG CITY, Vietnam (AFP) - – Twelve people, most of them foreign tourists, died Thursday when their tour boat suddenly sank while they slept in Halong Bay, one of Vietnam's top tourist destinations, officials said. A survivor recounted a frantic attempt to escape from below deck as the vessel went down abruptly before dawn in calm weather in the picturesque bay, renowned for its many limestone towers. "Oh my God... The ship is sinking. We need to get off!" George Fosmire, a 23-year-old American, remembered his girlfriend warning after the listing ship tipped her out of bed in their cabin. Fosmire, his voice breaking, said he feared his girlfriend and another young woman in their cabin did not escape the rushing waters. "The whole thing took between 30 seconds and a minute," said Fosmire, who managed to escape through a window. "I had to put my face to the ceiling to suck...

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