No less than 60 killed after passenger barge crashes on Congo river
Some 300 survivors had been discovered close to the scene of the accident in Mai-Ndombe province within the west of the nation, however one other 240 remained unaccounted for, Steve Mbikayi wrote on Twitter.
Lethal boat accidents are widespread in Congo, which has few tarred roads throughout its huge, forested inside and the place vessels are regularly loaded effectively past their capability.
For most individuals the Congo river and its tributaries are the one technique of travelling lengthy distances.
“We sympathize with the families of the victims and we demand sanctions against all those responsible for the transport sector,” Mbikayi mentioned, with out elaborating. No additional particulars have been instantly obtainable.