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The wreckage of the pleasure boat Marchioness

August 20, 1989: 51 people killed as Thames pleasure boat Marchioness is rammed by dredger

Partygoers in their twenties died when the anchor of the 1,880-tonne Bowbelle sliced through the side of the pleasure cruiser, which rolled over and began to capsize immediately.

 
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