A cargo ship sank off the coast of Madagascar: there are dead

A cargo ship sank off the coast of Madagascar: there are casualties

A freighter with 130 illegal passengers on board sank off the northeastern coast of Madagascar.

According to Associated Press, the ship Francia left Antanambé on Monday morning , On December 20 and headed towards the port of Souñerana Yvongo, the maritime authorities of Madagascar reported that the ship had no right to carry passengers.

As a result of the accident, 17 people died, 68 more went missing, and about 45 people were rescued .

The ship is believed to have sunk due to a hole in the hull.

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