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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Italy Hydrofoil Crash

NAPLES, Italy () -- A hydrofoil filled with commuters hit a reef in the fog and overturned off a tiny island in the Bay of Naples on Monday, killing four people and tossing scores of passengers into the sea.


The dead, all Italians, included sisters aged 75 and 62 and another woman of 69, hospital officials said. The body of a man of about 70 was also recovered.


About 50 people were treated for minor injuries.


The high-speed boat began its morning run by taking aboard some 90 commuters headed for Naples from the resort island of Ischia, then took on about 60 more passengers from Procida, a small island closer to shore.


The boat apparently hit the reef just after pulling away from Procida's dock at 8 a.m. and overturned.