Vietnam tour boat sunk because of broken pipe (AP) – 3rd Edition

A sail pole of a sunken tourist boat is still emerged from water on Ha Long Bay in northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam on Thursday Feb. 17, 2011. The anchored boat packed with sleeping tourists sank early Thursday in Vietnam's scenic Ha Long Bay, killing at least 12 people from nine countries in the deadliest tour boat accident since the country opened to foreign tourism 25 years go. (AP Photo)AP – Vietnamese police concluded Monday that a broken pipe allowed water to leak into a tour boat anchored for the night in Ha Long Bay after cooling valves were left open, killing 12 travelers on board.

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