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Two captains charged after accident

A high-profile, high-fatality marine accident in China has yielded a dramatic decision: the captains of both vessels are charged with manslaughter.

Hong Kong police charged two boat captains with manslaughter on Thursday in connection with a ferry collision last year that killed 39 people in the city's worst maritime disaster in decades.

A commuter ferry and a company boat carrying more than 120 staff and family to watch fireworks in the city's Victoria Harbour collided on the evening of Oct. 1 and the pleasure vessel sank quickly.

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