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At least 50 Dead after Two Boats Collide on Ruki River

Radio Okapi - July 29, 2011

Rivière TshuapaAt least 50 people drowned and 35 are missing after two boats collided on the Ruki River in Equateur province, officials said on Friday. The accident occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday night when a boat carrying 200 passengers and merchandise hit a ferry without passengers near Ingende, about 115 km upstream from Mbandaka.
Minister Sacked over Boat Accidents

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2011

An overloaded boat on the Congo RiverPresident Joseph Kabila has sacked Minister of Transportation Laure-Marie Kawanda after two boat accidents left dozens killed and others missing in a span of a little over a week. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said that Kawanda was ultimately accountable for the negligence in the sector that led to the accidents.
Government Launches Investigation into Latest Boat Accidents

VOA News - September 6, 2010

Mbandaka - EquateurGovernment spokesman Lambert Mende said the government is investigating the causes of two separate boat accidents over the weekend that killed at least 24 people with up to 60 others missing. Mende said the government is questioning those rescued from the waters after the accident to find out how they were able to get onto a cargo boat.
Officials Revise Death Toll from Boat Accident

ACP - July 30, 2010

Kasai RiverOfficials say that 44 people are still missing after a boat sunk on Wednesday in Bandundu Province. Earlier reports had put the death toll at around 140 people. The governor of Bandundu Province, Richard Ndambu Wolang, said from Kinshasa on Friday that five bodies have been pulled from the waters and eighty five people survived the accident.
138 Dead after Boat Sinks on Kasai River

Radio Okapi - July 29, 2010

BandunduAt least 138 people are dead after a boat sunk on the Kasai River on Wednesday in Bandundu province. Officials said the boat was headed to Kinshasa and the accident happened near the village of Lingala, downstream the Kasai River — a tributary of the Congo River — near the city of Kwamouth.
DR Congo boat accident 'kills 42'

BBC News - July 25, 2008

UbangiAt least 42 people have died after their boat sank on a remote river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials have said. More than 100 people are missing after the accident on the Oubangui River. A local official said 22 passengers had been saved.
At Least 100 Dead in DRC Train Accident

VOA News - August 2, 2007

Kananga,Congo DRCOfficials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say at least 100 people were killed when a train derailed in the central DRC late Wednesday.
Boat capsizes, killing 16

IRIN - March 21, 2005

Sixteen people died on Saturday in the western province of Equateur, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after a boat capsized on the River Congo in Lukolela Territory, about 200 km from the provincial capital of Mbandaka, a local official told IRIN.


Boat sinks in Kasai River; scores drown

IRIN - January 18, 2005

Scores of people are believed to have drowned after a cabin boat sank in the Kasai River on Monday near the town of Tshikapa in Kasai Oriental Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.





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