46 people abandon ship during Great Barrier Reef fire

May 11, 2016 8:48 PM

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CANBERRA, Australia – Police say all 46 people aboard a tourist catamaran have been rescued after the vessel caught fire and sank on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

A police statement said 19 of those rescued were taken to hospitals in Bundaberg and Gladstone for treatment of non-life threatening injuries after the vessel sank late Wednesday.

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