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DRC: At least 50 dead in boat accident in Tshuapa May 23

Government officials confirm at least 50 people killed after boat capsizes in Tshuapa on May 23

26 mai 00h03 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 25/5/2018, 12h00 until 1/6/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Tshuapa

Event

Tshuapa province officials confirmed that at least 50 people were killed when a boat capsized while traveling along the Momboyo River near the town of Monkoto. According to local sources, the boat was traveling between Monkoto and Mbandaka. The causes of the accident have not been released as of Friday, May 23.

Advice

Travelers are advised to verify proper safety standards prior to any boat travel, including the availability of safety equipment and life jackets. It should be noted that life jackets suitable for children are not always available; those traveling with small children should consider bringing their own flotation devices.

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