At least 36 people are missing after the sinking of a boat on Sunday at Maluku commune, a district on the banks of the Congo River in Kinshasa’s suburbs.
This is according to the announcement made by the Congolese national police on the spot.
DRC Police authorities say, only 76 survivors have so far been counted on a hundred of passengers embarked on the edge of this boat which came from the province of Mai-Ndombe, province located southwest of the city of Kinshasa.
The boat filled with goods and passengers capsized at Mambutuka locality in Maluku commune.
For the moment, research is under way to try to find other survivors in the accident area.
No bodies have yet been retrieved by the local river services in the area where the authorities say they have deployed the Congolese army’s naval forces, to intensify research on the extent of the accident, which is not away from the main port of the village of Maluku located about fifty kilometers from the city of Kinshasa.