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80 dead in Congo boat accident 

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Published: 22:29, 12 June 2024   Update: 22:31, 12 June 2024
80 dead in Congo boat accident 

More than 80 travellers have died after their boat capsized on a river near the capital of Kinshasa in Congo.

Congo President Félix Tshisekedi said this in a statement on Wednesday. 

The statement quoting President Félix Tshisekedi says the locally made boat capsized late Monday in Maï-Ndombe province along the Kwa River.

It was the latest deadly boat accident in the central African country where overloading is often blamed, including in February when dozens lost their lives after an overloaded boat sank.