Boat capsize in northern Ethiopia leaves 13 passengers missing

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At least 13 people are missing after a boat capsized in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara regional state, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday.

Cherinet Asmare, Chief Police Commander, East Dembia locality, Central Gonder zone of Amhara regional state, said the accident happened on Saturday evening when a boat transporting up to 13 passengers and large cargo on Ethiopia’s largest lake, Tana capsized.

Asmare said there is currently a search operation to ascertain the whereabouts of the missing boat passengers, reported state media outlet Ethiopia News Agency.

Asmare further said police are investigating the possible causes of the accident.

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