Businessmen dead as ship sinks in violent weather

At least five people have been confirmed dead after a ship sailing between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea sank in violent weather.
At least five people have been confirmed dead after a ship sailing between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea sank in violent weather.
At least five people have been confirmed dead after a ship sailing between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea sank in violent weather.

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Five people died and 10 are missing after a ship carrying 27 people from Cameroon to neighboring Equatorial Guinea sank off the coast of Tiko, according to local officials.

Five bodies were retrieved by deep-sea divers from the marine military corps, Divisional Officer for Tiko, Che Patrick Ngwashi, told reporters.

“Most of the passengers were business people,” he said.

The sinking occurred in heavy rain and violent wind, the ship’s captain, Eusevio Andreu Mejia, said in an interview. Of the 12 people rescued, eight were from Equatorial Guinea.

The search for the missing 10 people continues. The ship is yet to be found.

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