Six dead after boat capsizes off Senegal’s coast

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Six Senegalese have died after a boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of Senegal’s capital as reported on Tuesday by a private radio station.

Dakar’s fire brigade chief, Col. Michel Diatta was quoted saying that 35 people were rescued after the storm on Monday evening.

24 Senegalese, six French, two Germans two Swedes and one Guinea-Bissau national were among those rescued.

Chief Diatta continued to say that most were stranded on Madeleine Island and they have been taken to a hospital.

President Macky Sall has sent condolences to the families of the victims and called for attention to security and caution during the rainy season.

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