Scores dead in DR Congo accident

About 138 killed in boat tragedy in country's west, police say.

     

    Last year, at least 73 people were killed after a boat sank on Lake Mai Ndombe in Bandundu province.

    Despite its vast mineral wealth, roads are almost non-existent outside the country's main towns.

    Travel is often limited to aircraft and the boats that ply its huge network of rivers.

    Accidents are frequent due to overloading, lack of maintenance, and lax enforcement of safety standards.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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