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Congo (Kinshasa) Sudden Shipwreck, At Least 180 People Missing!

Seetao 2022-01-21 15:06
  • The wrecked vessel was old and severely overloaded, with more than 600 passengers on board at the time of the accident
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On the night of January 16, 2022, a wooden vessel sank in the waters of the Congo River in the province of Equateur. According to Congo (Kinshasa) local officials to the media on the 20th, the accident caused at least 180 people missing and many injured.

The official did not disclose the cause of the accident or the number of casualties. Local media in Congo (Kinshasa) quoted accident survivors as saying that the wrecked vessel was old and severely overloaded, with more than 600 passengers on board at the time of the accident.

There are many rivers and lakes in Congo (Kinshasa), and boating is one of the main ways for residents to travel. Shipwrecks occur from time to time due to dilapidated and overloaded ships. Editor/He Yuting

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