Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

A tragic accident occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where a homemade boat carrying more than 270 passengers capsized in the Kwa River near the capital, Kinshasa, resulting in the death of more than 80 people.

President Felix Tshisekedi announced in a statement that the incident occurred late Monday in Mai Ndombe District.

According to Ren Maker, Moshi District Water Commissioner, the boat was heading to Kinshasa when its engine broke down, causing the boat to capsize and crash into the edge of the riverbank.

185 passengers were able to swim to shore, about 70 kilometers from the city of Moshi, while 86 passengers died.

It is noteworthy that this is not the first incident of its kind in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as boat capsizes have occurred repeatedly as a result of overloading.

Last February, dozens of people lost their lives after an overloaded boat sank, and despite continuous warnings from Congolese officials about the dangers of overloading, these tragic accidents continue to occur again.

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