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Officials in the DRC have said 129 people have drowned after a boat capsized in Lake Tanganyika in the DRC, AFP report.
Lake Tanganyika is the longest fresh water lake in the world and also borders Tanzania, as well as Burundi and Zambia.
At least 26 people have drowned after a boat capsized near the south eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, AFP reports.
The vessel was travelling from Kalemie in Katanga to the conflict ravaged South Kivu province and got into trouble in the early hours of Friday.
Katanaga's transport minister Laurent Kahozi told the AFP said around 221 passengers were rescued and that the boat appeared to overloaded.