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Death Toll From Djibouti Boat Accident Up to 94


Rescuers in Djibouti have found at least 22 more bodies from the boat that capsized Thursday, bringing the death toll up to 94.

The accident is thought to be the worst-ever disaster to occur in the tiny Horn of Africa country.

The search continued Saturday for more people missing from the wooden boat, which flipped over just 100 meters from the dock in the port of Djibouti.

The exact number of passengers remains unknown, but witnesses say the boat was severely overcrowded with at least 250 people. Some passengers were rescued or swam to shore.

The vessel was headed to a Muslim religious festival in the town of Tadjoura.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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