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Survivors describe the sinking of PNG passenger ferry

Survivors describe the sinking of PNG passenger ferry

Updated 7 February 2012, 17:37 AEDT

Nearly a week after the sinking of the PNG passenger ferry MV Rabaul Queen, the survivors of the tragedy have started talking publicly about what happened.

The ferry sank last week as it made its way to Lae, having picked up passengers in Bougainville and New Britain provinces.

Many of those on board were students heading to Lae to begin the school and academic year, and there is still confusion about how many passengers were actually on board.

But with the national government in Port Moresby and the Government of the Autonomous Region of Bogainville, giving their support to an inquiry, that should start coming out soon.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: John Momis, President, Autonomous Bougainville Government; Aloysius Laukai, Buka Radio station and online news service "New Dawn FM"

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