Published On: Thu, Apr 18th, 2019

DR Congo declares mourning as 127 feared dead in boat sinking

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13 are confirmed dead, while 114 are still missing after a boat capsized in Lake Kivu

Published 10:25 PM, April 18, 2019

Updated 10:25 PM, April 18, 2019

BUKAVU, DR Congo – Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared a day of mourning for Friday, with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said.

“The president of the Republic has declared Friday to be a day of national mourning,” Tshisekedi’s office said in a statement issued on Thursday, April 18.

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