69 Missing, 22 dead after Guinea-Bissau accident

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Minimum twenty-two people have died after an overloaded vessel sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the Guinea-Bissau capital as rescue team continue their
search for nearly sixty-nine others that still remain missing.

The accident with the boat occurred on Friday as the vessel was heading from the island of Boloma to Bissau with a total of ninety-seven people on its board.
"22 dead people were found and 6 survivors were saved," a man from the rescue team told, adding that a search action was underway to save potential survivors.
The incident is told to have been caused by overloading and high ocean tides off the West African country.

Boloma is 1 of many tiny islands, mostly uninhabited, in an archipelago off Bissau.
Guinea-Bissau is a former Portuguese colony and has an estimated population of 1,6 mln. and is bordered by Senegal to the north and Guinea
to the south and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west.