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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A Staten Island ferry slammed into a pier Wednesday afternoon, killing at least 10 people and sending 34 to area hospitals, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

There were "multiple injuries," some of them critical and serious, fire and Coast Guard officials said.

A spokesman for St. Vincent's Hospital on Staten Island said they had received 10 patients, some of them with "massive trauma" and others with hypothermia because they had fallen or jumped into the water.

"There were numerous injuries like fractures and lacerations," Fire Department spokeswoman Maria Lamberti told The Associated Press. "There were a couple of people with amputations -- legs and arms."

Bloomberg disputed reports that the captain of the ship committed suicide. He said the captain is alive and talking with investigators.


Shit, shit, shit. Can't think of any reasons why my kids would be on that one, but, shit, still worried.

Y'know?



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