January 1, 2012 / 8:08 PM / 7 years ago

Boat capsizes off Lamu in Kenya, at least 7 dead

NAIROBI, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Seven people died when a boat carrying dozens of passengers capsized after hitting another vessel off the Kenyan island of Lamu on Sunday evening, the Kenya Red Cross said.

Nelly Muluka-Oluoch, a Kenya Red Cross spokeswoman, said 20 survivors had been found so far and the boat may have been carrying up to 80 passengers. The boat was taking people from Lamu Island to the nearby mainland. (Editing by David Clarke and by Kevin Liffey)

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