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Malawi boat tragedy: More dead bodies retrieved

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Six more remains have been found by Malawian rescuers after their boat was hit by a hippo and crashed on the Shire River in the southern Nsanje district on Monday.

A police spokesperson in Nsanje area, Agnes Zalakoma, said the bodies were recovered on Wednesday from different sites along the river, state-owned MBC TV reported

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“The search is still in progress,” Ms Zalakoma said.

Following the accident, 14 people were rescued and about 20 others were reported missing.

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A body of an infant, who was among the passengers, was recovered earlier.

The boat was packed with 37 villagers who were crossing the river to work in their fields on the Mozambican side.


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