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18-Apr-2019  
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Some 114 people are still missing after a boat capsized earlier this week on Lake Kivu, AFP quotes the Congolese presidency as saying.

It adds that currently 13 deaths have been confirmed.

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared Friday a day of mourning.

He has also decided to make it obligatory for passengers on the lake, the site of regular drownings, to wear life jackets, Mr Tshisekedi's office said in a statement.

The boat had left the city of Goma on Lake Kivu's northern shore, and was headed for the town of Kalehe to the west when it capsized on Monday night.

On Tuesday, emergency services said 35 people had been rescued alive.
 
 
Source: BBC
 
 

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