Gabon ferry death toll rises to 21, with 16 still missing

Up to 21 people died and 16 others are still missing after a ferry sank off the coast of Gabon's capital Libreville last Thursday, the Gabonese government said late Tuesday.

A total of 124 people were rescued after the ferry, known as the "Esther Miracle" from the Royal Coast Marine company, sank at 3:58 a.m. local time (0258 GMT) last Thursday, and rescue operations are ongoing.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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