Dieu Merci Collision, Mai-Indombe Congo Ferries Collided, ferry carrying 290 people sank.
The Congo Ferry Dieu Merci one of many Congo Ferries Collided another Ferry, the Dieu Merci Carrying 290 People Sank.
Congolese ferries are notorious for overcrowding and poor maintenance, supported here by the transport ministry who said one of the ferries engines was not working.
The Dieu Merci's owner, Ntomba Nzondo, said already 120 bodies had been found buried and he thanked God only the one double-hulled ferry sank.
Later a DR Congo minister said that 163 bodies were recovered from Lake Mayi Ndombe, about 400 kilometres (248 miles) north-east of the capital.
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