Over 80 Dead As Boat Capsizes On River in Congo, Says President | Boat capsizes on river in Congo, 80 people dead: More than 100 people were on board, President orders investigation

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At least 80 people died when a boat full of passengers capsized in the river in Congo. - Dainik Bhaskar

At least 80 people died when a passenger boat capsized in the river in Congo.

More than 80 people died when a passenger boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The accident took place on Wednesday in the Kwa River in Mai-Ndombe province. More than 100 people were on board the boat. President Felix Tshisekedi said that an investigation has been ordered to prevent such an unfortunate incident from happening again.

According to Al Jazeera, the president has sent his condolences to the victims' families and instructed officials to take necessary measures to help those affected by the disaster. Mai-Ndombe province governor Rita Bola Dula told Reuters that the incident occurred due to boating at night. He said the accident was being investigated.

Boat accidents are common in Congo
Boat accidents are common in Congo. Safety standards are often ignored while traveling by boat here and people often travel with more luggage than capacity. According to reports, there are very few paved roads in the Central African country Congo due to the large forest area. Due to this, people are left with the option of traveling by river.

More than a hundred people were killed in a boat accident in Congo in October last year. There were more than 300 people on the boat during this time. This accident happened in a river near the city of Mbandaka. During this time people were not even wearing life jackets, due to which many people lost their lives.

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The refugees were going from East Africa to Yemen. These people left Somalia in East Africa at around 3 am local time, which is about 600 kilometers away from Yemen. The United Nations organization International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a rescue operation in which 71 people were rescued. Out of these, the condition of 8 people is critical. IOM has recovered the bodies of 6 children including 31 women.

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