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Over 80 killed in boat accident in western Congo

Over 80 killed in boat accident in western Congo

MORE than 80 people have been killed in a boat accident on the River Kwa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said. The accident involved two boats, one of which was heading to the capital Kinshasa before suffering an engine failure. It was hit by a second boat which caused the accident, Ren Maker, an official of the Congolese riverways authority, said. The incident that took place late on Monday was caused by night sailing, Rita Bola Dula, governor of Mai-Ndombe province, told Reuters. "We are in the process of extracting the survivors and other bodies," Dula said. Deadly…
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At least 20 feared dead in Nigeria boat accident, officials say

At least 20 feared dead in Nigeria boat accident, officials say

AT least 20 people are feared dead in an accident involving two passenger boats travelling from Andoni to Bonny island in Nigeria's coastal Rivers State, local officials said, the first such accident to hit the region this year. Erastus Awortu, chairman of Andoni local government area, said the incident occurred on Tuesday night along the Andoni waterways. "When we learned of the tragic development, we immediately dispatched our team to join the first responders on a rescue mission at the scene of the incident," Awortu said in a statement, without providing further details about survivors. Overcrowding and poor maintenance are…
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Bodies of all 17 on board recovered after Lagos boat accident

Bodies of all 17 on board recovered after Lagos boat accident

SEVENTEEN bodies have been recovered in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos after a boat accident that led to a frantic search for passengers, the inland waterways agency said. The commuter boat set sail on Friday evening, against rules that bar night movement, the Lagos State Waterways Authority said late on Sunday. The tide carried the vessel towards a barge, causing it to capsize, it said. Thirteen bodies were found on Sunday, adding to the four recovered the previous day. The agency had said the boat had been carrying 16 passengers, including children, and the captain.Advertisement · Scroll to continue Overcrowding and…
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