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9 killed, 30 missing in Guinea boat mishap

  • Nine people have died and at least 30 are missing after a boat capsized near southern Guinea’s Forecariah district, reports said. Eighteen people on the vessel were rescued.

    According to some reports, the boat hit a mining ship.

    Boat mishaps are not uncommon in this west African country. Safety standards are often not up to the mark and vessels are overcrowded, reports say. In August 2012, around 30 people were killed in a boat mishap.

     

     

    Tagged as: boat capsized, Guinea, Forecariah district, west Africa, rescue, world news