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Philippines to probe sinking of overloaded boat that killed at least 26

A man stands on the capsized passenger boat in Binangonan, Rizal province, Philippines, on 27th July, 2023 in this screen grab taken from a video by Philippine Coast Guard

Manila, The PhilippinesReuters The Philippine coast guard said on Friday it will investigate why a passenger boat that capsized in a lake near the capital, killing at least 26, was allowed to sail while overloaded. Authorities rescued 40 people on Thursday after the vessel sank in strong winds, meaning it was carrying many more passengers […]

Nigeria boat capsize death toll rises to more than 100

Maiduguri, Nigeria Reuters The death toll from an overloaded boat that capsized in a remote part of Nigeria’s north central region has risen to more than 100, police and officials said on Wednesday, in one of the worst such disasters in recent years. The wooden boat was ferrying people to Kwara state across a river […]

Death toll in Nigeria boat capsize tragedy rises to 76

Lagos, NigeriaReuters The death toll from a boat accident in Nigeria’s south-eastern state of Anambra has risen to 76, the President said on Sunday.  The vessel capsized on Friday amid heavy flooding in the Ogbaru area of Anambra, according to officials on Saturday, when they said at least 10 people had died and 60 were […]

Up to 48 missing after boat capsizes off coast of Senegal, says army

Dakar, SenegalReuters Up to 48 people were missing on Friday after a boat carrying around 60 people capsized off the coast of northern Senegal, the Senegalese army said in a statement. Navy vessels rescued 11 passengers and retrieved one body from the waters after receiving an alert that a boat had overturned 35 kilometres from […]