DR Congo boat sinking leaves 27 dead, 54 missing, say official

"Rigorous" checks had confirmed "at this stage" the numbers of dead and missing in the accident, which happened overnight Thursday to Friday, the administrator of Idiofa territory, Jacques Mbila, told AFP.

By: AFP | Kinshasa | Published:July 16, 2017 10:18 pm

At least 27 people have died and 54 are missing after a boat sank in the River Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Sunday. “Rigorous” checks had confirmed “at this stage” the numbers of dead and missing in the accident, which happened overnight Thursday to Friday, the administrator of Idiofa territory, Jacques Mbila, told AFP.

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