Nine Die in Guinea Boat Accident

At least nine people have died in a boat accident in Guinea, with about 30 people still missing on Saturday.

The boat capsized near the Forecariah district, in the country’s south. Eighteen people on board were rescued.

A local security source said that the boat collided with a mining ship.

Boat accidents are common off Guinea’s coast, with overcrowding and poor safety standards thought to be factors.

Boats are a common form of transport in the country’s coastal areas.

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