Over 27 dead and 54 missing as boat capsizes in Kasai River

Monday 17 July 2017 3 months ago 60   Congo   Print

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Report  Web Desk : KINSHASA: At least 27 people were dead and 54 others were missing after a whaling ship wrecked on the Kasai River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I confirm that we have 27 dead bodies. The sinking occurred in front of Idiofa, Xinhua quoted Jacques Mbila, the administrator of the territory, as saying. Overloading and intoxication of the crew were the causes of the sinking, Mbila said. According to the administrator, the majority of the victims are pupils who were on holiday. (01)