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Khadidiatou Diop holds a photo of her mother Fatou Diedhiou, who disappeared when the ferry boat Joola sank in 2002. She was able to buy her house thanks to the compensation paid by the government. <br />
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The Joola was a Senegalese government-owned roll-on/roll-off ferry that capsized off the coast of The Gambia on 26 September 2002. There were 1,863 deaths, and just 64 survivors. It is thought to be the second-worst non-military disaster in maritime history.