Ten dead, 20 missing from Nigerian boat that sank off the coast of Gabon

Posted on June 22, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Expatriate Missing, Expatriates Killed

Punchng.com reports that ten people drowned and another 20 could not be unaccounted for after a boat carrying migrants from Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso sank off the coast of Gabon, a police official said on Friday. The boat had left Nigeria and was within 15 minutes of arriving in Gabon’s capital Libreville when it went down late on Tuesday night. Gabonese authorities rescued 23 survivors and the search continued into Friday. “Last night we had six bodies and since this morning we have found four more, which makes a total of 10 recovered bodies. The immigrants drowned,” said a member of the nautical brigade of Gabon’s national police, who asked not to be named. Read article

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