Mozambique: Nearly 100 People have Died in a Ferry Tragedy.

Mozambique: Nearly 100 People have Died in a Ferry Tragedy.

Consequently, we have a shipwreck that produced 91 deaths that were recorded yesterday. We also discovered three more victims at roughly 23 hours (11pm local time), bringing the total number of fatalities to 94, and this morning we found two more bodies.” Local media reports that at least 26 people are still unaccounted for following the deaths, which included children. The administrator of the Island of Mozambique told state-run Radio Mozambique that eleven of the 130 passengers aboard the ferry had been hospitalized.

My sister passed away. Yes, she was with the granddaughter; two of the three family members who were on the boat died,” the brother of one of the victims, Momade Raisse, confirmed. While some were attempting to “flee from Lunga,” others had been heading to attend a fair.

Other news reports quoted Jaime Neto, the secretary of state in Nampula province, as saying misinformation about an alleged cholera outbreak caused panic and had people board the boat, which ordinarily serves as a fishing vessel, to flee the area. Authorities in Mozambique and neighboring southern African countries have been trying to contain a deadly cholera outbreak that spread in recent months.

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