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'Like Titanic'

Like Titanic

A passenger ferry sunk in the North West Turkish port of Bandirma.

"The vessel sank within half an hour... There is one dead," Bandirma Mayor Recep Eraydin told Turkey's NTV television.Of 100 passengers, there is one known death, 70 were rescued and 30 are still unaccounted for.

Night vision helicopters were called upon the scene to assist in the search.

There was great panic and no-one was in a position to help others... It was just like the Titanic disaster," crewman Melih Erim was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.

Misplaced cargo and/or an overloaded vessel are thought to have caused the accident.