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Nigeria: Over 100 wedding guests killed in boat disaster

At least 100 wedding guests are now known to have been killed in a boat disaster in Nigeria as a probe begins into the incident. The guests drowned in North-central Nigeria after the boat carrying families returning from a wedding sank in a river. The accident in Kwara State is the latest boat tragedy in Nigeria where boats capsizing in… Read More
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Egypt: Three British tourists dead after boat fire

Three British tourists are reported dead during sea cruise after their boat caught fire in the Egyptian Red Sea. The incident happened off the coast of Marsa Alam on the both called also called the Hurricane. Twenty-four other people, including 12 Britons, were rescued from the boat. Initial reports suggested the fire, at 06:30 local time, was down to an… Read More
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Ghana: Boat disaster kills eight pupils

Eight pupils have died in Ghana’s Bono Region when a boat in which they were travelling capsized. The incident occurred on the Volta Lake whilst the pupils were travelling to school. Reports say the deceased were among 20 school children in the boat who were travelling from Atikagome to Wayokope, where their school is located. 12 pupils managed to swim… Read More
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DR Congo: 145 passengers missing in boat disaster

At least 145 passengers are reported missing after a boat with goods and animals sank in a river in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Local authorities said that about 55 people survived the disaster which happened on Tuesday night. The boat which was heading for neighbouring Republic of Congo capsized on the Lulonga River near the town of… Read More
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Boat with 160 passengers onboard sinks in Niger River

– – Nigerian authorities have said that a boat with 160 passengers onboard on Wednesday sank in the Niger River. The accident happened due to what reports say was as a result of an overloaded boat. The boat was meant to ferry not more than 80 passengers, according to officials who revealed that the vessel was also loaded with bags… Read More
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Boat disaster kills over 60 in Democratic Republic of Congo

– – More than 60 people have drowned after a boat capsized in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some 300 people have been rescued but as many as 200 others are unaccounted for following the accident on the Congo River. Reports say the boat hit a rock east of the capital, Kinshasa, while travelling at night, which is prohibited. DR Congo’s… Read More
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DR Congo: 36 people missing in boat disaster

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo say at least 36 people are missing after a boat they were traveling in sunk on Sunday. The boat sunk at Maluku commune, a district on the banks of the Congo River in Kinshasa’s suburbs. Police say only 76 survivors have so far been accounted for. The boat came from the province of… Read More
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Ghana: Four killed in boat disaster on Volta Lake

Four persons have been killed in a boat disaster in Eastern part of Ghana. Local media reported that those killed were among some eleven people who were traveling in a boat that capsized on the Volta Lake. Ghana’s National Disaster Management Organization officials have told the media that the boat was traveling from Senchi to New Akrade when it overturned.… Read More
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Over 100 migrants feared dead in Libyan boat disaster

Libyan navy officials have said that at least 116 migrants are missing after the boat they were traveling in capsized off the coast of Komas. Komas is a town east of the capital Tripoli. Libyan navy spokesman Ayoub Qassem said on Thursday that another 132 migrants were rescued by Libyan coast guards. The rescue effort was assisted by local fishermen… Read More