KINSHASA, Congo – A Congolese official says 70 people are believed
dead after a riverboat capsized in the second reported deadly boat
tipping this weekend.
Equateur Province spokeswoman Ebale Engumba said
Sunday the boat hit a rock early Saturday in northwest Congo. She says
15 people survived among more than 100 estimated passengers.
Another boat tipping in Kasai Occidental Province
left 200 people feared dead after the overloaded boat caught fire