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58 die in CAR boat mishap



At least 58 people when a boat capsized in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Friday.

The head of civil protection, Thomas Djimasse, told journalists on Saturday the victims were heading to a funeral ceremony when the incident occurred.

He added that the boat was carrying more than 300 people when it sank on the Mpoko River.

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“We were able to extract 58 lifeless bodies

“We don’t know the total number of people who are underwater,” Djimasse added.

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