A police official mentioned heavy winds had induced the boat to capsize the place at the least six individuals died and dozens had been lacking within the Democratic Republic of Congo.
At the least six individuals died, and dozens are nonetheless lacking, after a ship capsized in robust winds on Lake Kivu within the japanese Democratic Republic of Congo, native authorities mentioned.
The vessel had been loaded with merchants and their items heading from Mugote in South Kivu province in the direction of Goma, the capital of neighbouring North Kivu.
A Mugote police official mentioned heavy winds had induced the boat to capsize some 20 kilometres (12 miles) into the journey.
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80 passengers escaped
One other native official, from South Kivu, mentioned the boat was carrying round 150 passengers, 80 of whom managed to flee.
He mentioned the our bodies of three ladies and three kids had been recovered, whereas the search operation was nonetheless ongoing.
The DR Congo has few satisfactory roads, and transport on lakes and rivers is crucial for getting across the huge area. Nonetheless, shipwrecks are frequent.