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28-Nov-2009  
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At least 73 people were killed when a boat sank on a lake in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has emerged.

Local reports said a logging vessel not authorised to take passengers went down in bad weather on Wednesday.

DR Congo Red Cross president Dominique Lutula told a radio station about 270 people had survived.

But he said that some people were still missing. Bodies had been found on the shores of Lake Mai Ndombe.

More were thought to be trapped inside the sunken vessel.

The lake lies about 400 km (250 miles) in Bandundu province, north-east of the capital Kinshasa.
 
 
 
Source: BBC/Africa
 
 

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