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27 dead, 54 missing as boat sinks in Democratic Republic of Congo

Nearly 27 People Died And 54 Went Missing As A Boat Sank In The Democratic Republic Of Congo.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 16 Jul 2017, 08:47:28 PM
Boat accident in DR Congo - Representative image

New Delhi:

In a tragic accident, nearly 27 people have died and 54 are missing after a boat sank in the river Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday.

"Rigorous" checks had confirmed "at this stage" the numbers of dead and missing in the accident, which happened overnight Thursday to Friday, the administrator of Idiofa territory, Jacques Mbila, said.

Earlier, in another terrible incident in June, at least nine people died whereas 28 went missing after a tourist boat had sank for unknown reasons in a reservoir in Colombia. 

With PTI inputs

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First Published : 16 Jul 2017, 08:26:00 PM