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100 People Likely To Die After Wooden Vessel Sink In Congo River

The Democratic Republic of Congo's provincial authorities on October 9 said over 100 people are thought to have died or gone missing when their wooden vessel sank in the Congo River. Reportedly, 51 corpses have been discovered and ''another 69 are believed to be missing''. The cause of the incident is said to be ''overcrowding aggravated by bad weather'' that led to the sinking of the makeshift vessel. 

Sat, 09 Oct 2021 - 07:19 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

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