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Ferry sinks off Turkey's Coast

A ferry leaving Bandirma for Istanbul sank in the Sea of Marmara on Sunday, killing at least one person, according to the New York Times.

There were approximately 100 people on board along with 73 trucks and 2 taxis.

“It completely sank in about half an hour,? Bulent Gun, a guide captain at the Bandirma Public Transportation Agency, told a private CNN Turk network, according to the New York Times.

The ferry sank right off the Bandirma harbor.

The coast guard and fishing boats pulled 72 people out of the sea, according to Yahoo News.

"The search and rescue mission is going on, but the dark of the night is making it difficult," Bandirma Gov. Selahattin Hatipoglu told private NTV television, according to Yahoo News.

The ferry is thought to have sank due to faulty loading or balance issues because of rough seas.