DOZENS DROWNED AFTER AN OVERLOADED BOAT CAPSIZED IN CONGO RIVER
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 16, 2021
Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say more than sixty people have drowned after a barge capsized and sank on the Congo River.
Three hundred people have been rescued but possibly two hundred others are unaccounted for following the accident
Reports say the boat hit rock east of the capital Kinshasa while travelling at night which is forbidden.
The Congolese Minister for humanitarian Affairs stave Mbikayi called for those responsible for the boat to be charged.