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TEHRAN, April 22 (MNA) – The death toll from a shipwreck that occurred in the Central African Republic (CAR) has risen to 62, locals and authorities said.According to Maick Azoumale, a sand digger on river Mpoko where the tragedy occurred, four more bodies including three women and a child were located on Sunday.

CAR Director General of Civil Protection, Thomas Dimasse, told local media on Saturday that they "were able to extract 58 bodies, lifeless.

We don't know the total number of people underwater." He confirmed the figure to Xinhua and said that more people were still missing.

The tragedy occurred on Friday when a boat transporting more than 300 people over river Mpoko in CAR capital city of Bangui sank.

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Original Article Source: Mehr News | Published on Monday, 22 April 2024 08:26 (about 35 days ago)