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NYC ferry crash: Passengers had 'no warning'

9 January 2013 Last updated at 19:36 GMT

A New York passenger ferry has hit a dock during the Manhattan rush hour, injuring at least 50 people and tearing a hole in the vessel's bow.

More than a dozen passengers were seen lying on dockside stretchers under blankets as they awaited medical attention on a chilly January morning.

The BBC's Barbara Plett in New York said that passengers had no warning ahead of the crash, which may explain why so many people were injured.