The vessel sank in Lake Mai-Ndombe in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 30 people died, writes the Associated Press .

The mayor of the city of Inongo, Simon Mboo Vemba, reported that about 200 people are currently missing. It is also noted that more than 80 passengers managed to save.

According to preliminary data, most were on board were teachers. People floated on the lake for salary. Another way to get is impossible due to the poor quality of the roads.

In May , 19 people were killed in the attack on the fish market in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. . Eight more were injured of varying severity.