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Boat Capsizes Off French Territory Mayotte

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says six people have been confirmed dead and 10 others are missing after a boat capsized Monday off the French territory of Mayotte. Agency spokesman Adrian Edwards said Tuesday that this is the second such incident in a month off Mayotte, a target for asylum-seekers sailing from the Comoros islands. Edwards […]

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Boat Capsizes on Lake Albert, 19 Believed Dead

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say 19 people are believed dead after a boat capsized on Lake Albert in central Africa. Authorities say six people were rescued after the boat turned over late Friday. The remaining 19 passengers were still missing as of Monday. Many of the victims were members of the same family. Lake Albert straddles the border […]

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