Congo: 70 dead in 2nd weekend boat capsize

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 Saturday evening.