More than 90 people died on the northern coasts of Mozambique due to the wreck of a fishing boat that was used as a ferry and was sailing packed with passengerslocal authorities reported this Sunday, April 7.

The ship was carrying around 130 people and experienced problems when it tried to reach the island of Mozambique, in the province of Nampula.

“Because the ship was overcrowded and not suitable for transporting passengers, it ended up sinking (…) There are 91 people who lost their lives“, reported Jaime Neto, Secretary of State of Nampula. Among the deceased there are many childrenadded the official.

The rescuers have so far found five survivors and the searches continue, but the sea conditions make the operation difficult.

Most of the passengers traveled to the island due to panic caused by misinformation about an outbreak of anger, Neto indicated.

This southern African country, which is one of the poorest in the world, has recorded nearly 15,000 cases and 32 deaths since October from this disease, which is transmitted by consuming contaminated food or water.

Nampula is one of the most affected areas and has recorded a third of the cases.

Authorities reported that a team of investigators is working to determine the causes of the shipwreck.


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