13 dead, 142 missing after east Congo boat accident: President

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi swears into office during an inauguration ceremony as the new president of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Palais de la Nation in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo January 24, 2019. REUTERS/ Olivia Acland/File Photo

KALEHE, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Thirteen people are dead and 142 are missing after a passenger boat sank this week on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters near the site of the accident in South Kivu province, Tshisekedi said 37 passengers had been rescued.

Reporting By Stanis Bujakera; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Edward McAllister

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