Ferry Disaster

Disaster in Africa: 58 people drown after ferry capsizes

Dozens of people were killed after a ferry they were on capsized in the Central African Republic. Rescuers arrived at the scene 40 minutes after the incident began.

Ferry capsizing (Photo: Printscreen from video)

Dozens of people were killed in the Central African Republic after the ferry they were on overturned near a river in the capital, Bangui.

The ferry overturned a few minutes after it set sail for the funeral of a local chief. There were approximately 100 people on board: "So far we have managed to remove 58 lifeless bodies from the river," said a member of the rescue forces. The rescuers arrived at the scene about 40 minutes after the incident. The injured were taken to the hospital for further treatment.


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