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Boat crash kills 27 in Congo

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7Dnews London - AFP

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:37 GMT

At least 27 people were drowned when a boat packed with passengers capsized in a river in the north-western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a local official said Wednesday. 

As reported by AFP, the incident occurred when the roof of the overloaded boat collapsed, causing the boat to sink some 1,500 km from the capital, Kinshasa. 

"We recovered 27 bodies from the Mongala river Tuesday after the boat capsized overnight," said Mongala governor Alpha Belo-Nguata. 

"There are still other bodies in the water, the rescue teams are trying to pull them out," police official said, without giving further details. 


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