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30 Feared Dead in Shipwreck off Cameroon

Cameroon state radio reports as many as 30 people have died or are missing from a boat accident off the coast in the Gulf of Guinea.

The radio report Tuesday said 30 other people survived the accident and were being treated at a local hospital.

It said the boat was traveling from Nigeria to Gabon when it went down late Monday near the southwestern fishing village of Campo.

The report said the boat was carrying nationals from Nigeria, Mali and Benin when it capsized.

It is not clear what caused the accident. The Gulf of Guinea is often used as a transit route by West Africans looking to find jobs in Gabon and Cameroon.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.