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Boat sinks in eastern Congo; 35 people dead

A boat overloaded with passengers and freight sank in choppy waters on an eastern Congo lake.

india Updated: Sep 05, 2006 19:15 IST

A boat overloaded with passengers and freight sank in choppy waters on an eastern Congo lake, killing at least 35 people aboard, shipping officials said on Tuesday.

High winds and heavy waves swamped the boat on Monday carrying 90 people and their goods on Lake Kivu, sinking the boat and killing at least 35 people, said Edouard Tamba Kakozi, president of the shipping association in the eastern Congo city of Goma.