Yesterday, it was reported that an overloaded boat had sunk on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. So far, 33 passengers have been rescued, 3 bodies found, 150 people are missing.
“I am very saddened by the shipwreck of a pirogue on (Monday) 15 April on Lake Kivu. The provisional toll is 150 people missing,” President Felix Tshisekedi announced on Twitter.
According to Delphin Mbirimbi, a local activist in South Kivu province, the passenger boat departed from neighbouring North Kivu province and wrecked near Kalehe territory.
Tshisekedi promised to identify and sanction those responsible for the tragic accident.