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Fears for missing boat refugees

At least 19 people died and dozens more were missing yesterday after a boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees capsized in a lake that runs along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Local fishermen and passenger boats helped pull 43 survivors from the water, but at least 34 people were missing and feared dead.

The boat began its journey at the northern end of Lake Albert, which is 100 miles long and 20 miles wide, and was heading south to a landing site on the Ugandan shoreline when it ran into trouble.

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Transport Tragedy

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