The wreck of the boat that sank off the coast of Madagascar on Monday is pulled to the beach. Photo: Madagascar Ministry of National Defence via Reuters
The wreck of the boat that sank off the coast of Madagascar on Monday is pulled to the beach. Photo: Madagascar Ministry of National Defence via Reuters
Africa

At least 64 killed in Madagascar shipwreck, 2 missing in rescue helicopter crash

  • A wooden vessel – believed to be a cargo boat not authorised to carry passengers – came to grief early on Monday with an estimated 130 people on board
  • Within hours of the disaster, a police helicopter helping with search and rescue crashed at sea; two crew members survived by swimming for nearly 12 hours to reach land

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The wreck of the boat that sank off the coast of Madagascar on Monday is pulled to the beach. Photo: Madagascar Ministry of National Defence via Reuters
The wreck of the boat that sank off the coast of Madagascar on Monday is pulled to the beach. Photo: Madagascar Ministry of National Defence via Reuters
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