In the early afternoon, as this television clip shows, the Wahine dramatically turned on its side. Lifeboats on one side could not be launched. A number of passengers were unable to find a space in those lifeboats, nor were they picked up by other boats. They were washed eastwards towards Eastbourne. 51 people died that day, another died several weeks later and a 53rd victim died in 1990 from injuries sustained in the wreck.
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