13 killed in boat accident in western DR Congo

13 individuals have been killed and 17 others had been rescued following a shipwreck in a single day from Saturday to Sunday on the Congo River close to the Ibali village, Mai-Ndombe province, within the Western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

In keeping with Crispin Ipondo Bonda, provincial minister answerable for the inside and safety affairs, a ship from Kinshasa crusing for Inongo, capital of Mai-Ndombe, was shaken by a powerful wind that led to the sinking.

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“In keeping with the emergency report, 30 passengers had been on board. 13 individuals died and 17 others have been rescued,” he mentioned, including that the robust wind was the reason for the accident.

Three shipwrecks have already taken place over the past two months on the Congo River within the Mai-Ndombe province.

Shipwrecks are recurrent throughout the DRC, notably on the Congo River, the place night-time journey, overloads in addition to poor situations of ships are often the causes of most accidents.

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