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Rescuers were on Thursday searching freezing waters off Russia's Far East after a fishing boat sank in the Sea of Okhotsk, possibly after a collision, with the loss of at least 54 lives. Some 132 people were on board the trawler Dalny Vostok when it went down at around 6:30 am on Thursday (2030 GMT on Wednesday), off the coast of Kamchatka. "Nine people are in a grave condition, some are unconscious and some in a state of shock," said Tatyana Yukhmanova, spokeswoman for the ministry in the Kamchatka region, which is taking part in the operation.
Masked gunmen stormed a university in northeast Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing at least two people at the campus not far from war-torn Somalia's lawless border. "Gunmen forced their way into Garissa University by shooting at the guards manning the main gate at around 5:30 am," said Kenya Police Chief Joseph Boinet. The university has several hundred students from different parts of Kenya. At least two people have been killed and four injured in the attack, according to Kenya's official National Disaster Operations Centre.