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Two dead after boat sinks in Hong Kong: official

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Two people died and a third is missing after a boat sank in Hong Kong waters Saturday, amid ongoing public concerns over the city's maritime safety following a fatal ferry crash last October. 

Visitors walk along a pathway near the Tsing Yi bridge in Hong Kong on February 15, 2009. Two people died and a third is missing after a boat sank in Hong Kong waters near the bridge Saturday, amid ongoing public concerns over the city's maritime safety following a fatal ferry crash last October.

A search and rescue operation was launched after reports went out that a small wooden boat carrying eight people had sunk.

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