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150 missing after shipwreck in eastern Congo

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 18, 2019 16:31

150 missing after shipwreck in eastern Congo

About 150 people are missing after a boat sunk on a lake in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Delphin Mbirimbi, a local activist in South Kivu province, told that the boat, which had departed from neighbouring North Kivu province, wrecked on the lake near Kalehe territory. He said three bodies had been recovered, 33 people had been rescued and another 150 passengers were missing. Deadly boat accidents are common in Congo, a vast, forested country which has few roads outside of major towns and where boats are frequently loaded well beyond their capacity.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 18, 2019 16:31