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Toll in Comoros boat accident hits 54: rescue official

At least 54 people died after a passenger boat capsized off the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros, a rescue official said on Wednesday, revising a previous toll of 30.

world Updated: Aug 12, 2011 11:34 IST
AFP

At least 54 people died after a passenger boat capsized off the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros, a rescue official said on Wednesday, revising a previous toll of 30.

President Ikililou Dhoinine declared three days of mourning after the accident which occurred early on Tuesday off the southern coast of Comoros main isle of Grande Comore.

First Published: Aug 10, 2011 17:08 IST