Home » Latest News

At least 15 killed in DR Congo shipwreck

KINSHASA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people drowned on Saturday when a ferry capsized on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities said.

Four women and eight children were among the dead, the authorities said, adding that over 30 people were rescued.

The tragedy happened when the vessel with an unknown number of passengers aboard was sailing between Idjwi island and Goma, a city in North Kivu province.

Bad weather and high winds were linked to the accident.

Ferry mishaps occur frequently in the country due to poor maintenance and overloading.

  • 沪ICP证:沪ICP备05050403号-1
  • |
  • 互联网新闻信息服务许可证:31120180004
  • |
  • 网络视听许可证:0909346
  • |
  • 广播电视节目制作许可证:沪字第354号
  • |
  • 增值电信业务经营许可证:沪B2-20120012


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend