At Least 90 Dead as Ferry Sinks on Mozambique Coast

More than 90 people lost their lives as a ferry sank off the north coast of Mozambique, reported the BBC.

Around 130 persons are believed to be travelling on the ferry when the accident occurred. Five persons were rescued.

According to reports, the people on the ferry were escaping from their area because of a cholera outbreak, reported BBC quoting Jaime Neto, secretary of state for the province of Nampula near the incident site.

“it is alleged that the boat met with the accident as it was overcrowded and unsuitable to carry passengers. Several children are said to be among the drowned.

The boat was travelling from Lunga in the province to Mozambique island, off the coast of Nampula.

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