AA / Kinshasa / Pascal Mulegwa
At least 11 people, including 7 children, died in the sinking of a motorized canoe, on the night of Saturday to Sunday on Lake Tanganyika, in the south-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), announced on Monday. local authorities.
The crowded boat of more than 70 passengers ensured a commercial link between the territory of Uvira and the locality of Ubwari in the province of Tanganyika.
According to Edouard Baruani, chief of the Mboko locality, joined by Anadolu, the motorized canoe struck a rock and was wrecked.
Second large African lake by surface after Lake Victoria, the third in the world by volume after the Caspian Sea and Lake Baikal, Tanganyika is the second largest lake in the world by depth after Lake Baikal. It is the main transport route in remote areas of the provinces of South Kivu and Tanganyika. The rising waters of this lake caused flooding and flooding in several villages in the province of Tanganyika and the territories of Fizi and Uvira in South Kivu.
At the beginning of June, about fifteen people were killed in the capsizing of a motorized canoe on this lake which also runs along the western coast of Tanzania and Burundi.
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