Boat sinks in Congo lake, 90 killed

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Kinshasa, Nov 29: At least 90 people were killed after a logging boat sank in a lake in western Democratic Republic of Congo.

A survivor, Ewiya Mukana, told Radio Okapi, that "Dozens of corpses were spread on the sand along the shores of Lake Maindome, 250 miles northeast of the capital, Kinshasa."

The Congolese Red Cross told the station that more than 250 survivors had been rescued following the sinking Wednesday night, Nov 25.

Congo is a vast country of jungles and huge rivers in Central Africa with little more than 300 miles (480 kilometers) of paved road. Many people prefer to take boats even if they do not know how to swim.

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