“Two bodies have been recovered from the sea near Malaita in Solomon Islands as the search continues for 27 people who were swept overboard from an inter-island ferry.
“The MV Taimareho set sail from the capital, Honiara, bound for Malaita late on Thursday night, laden with more than 700 passengers and cargo.
“It set sail in strong winds that were buffeting Honiara Harbour, with Cyclone Harold - then a category two storm - just to the south.
“The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, released a statement, saying he was saddened to hear of the "tragic incident.
“An investigation into the incident has begun.”
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