Dozens confirmed dead, hundreds missing after boat sinks in Congo

Authorities in western Congo, often known as Congo-Kinshasa, say at the least 30 individuals are lifeless and one other 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake.

Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, instructed The Related Press on Sunday evening that lots of these aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe have been academics.

The mayor says they’d travelled to gather their salaries by boat as a result of roads in the area are so poor.

It was not instantly identified how many individuals have been aboard the boat when it hit unhealthy climate late Saturday.

However officers estimate a number of hundred have been on board. Greater than 80 folks survived.

Boats in the huge nation of Congo are sometimes overloaded with passengers and cargo, and official manifests do not embrace all these aboard.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/congo-boat-deaths-1.5150628?cmp=rss

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