|Minister Sacked over Boat Accidents
Radio Okapi - May 4, 2011
|President Joseph Kabila has sacked Minister of Transportation Laure-Marie Kawanda after two boat accidents left dozens killed and others missing in a span of a little over a week. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said that Kawanda was ultimately accountable for the negligence in the sector that led to the accidents.
|Government Launches Investigation into Latest Boat Accidents
VOA News - September 6, 2010
|Government spokesman Lambert Mende said the government is investigating the causes of two separate boat accidents over the weekend that killed at least 24 people with up to 60 others missing. Mende said the government is questioning those rescued from the waters after the accident to find out how they were able to get onto a cargo boat.
|Officials Revise Death Toll from Boat Accident
ACP - July 30, 2010
|Officials say that 44 people are still missing after a boat sunk on Wednesday in Bandundu Province. Earlier reports had put the death toll at around 140 people. The governor of Bandundu Province, Richard Ndambu Wolang, said from Kinshasa on Friday that five bodies have been pulled from the waters and eighty five people survived the accident.
|138 Dead after Boat Sinks on Kasai River
Radio Okapi - July 29, 2010
|At least 138 people are dead after a boat sunk on the Kasai River on Wednesday in Bandundu province. Officials said the boat was headed to Kinshasa and the accident happened near the village of Lingala, downstream the Kasai River — a tributary of the Congo River — near the city of Kwamouth.