Boat Filled With Troops in Cameroon Capsizes — Many feared drowned

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© AFP Photo/Communication cell of the Cameroonian Defence Ministry | Boats of Cameroon’s Rapid Intervention Battalion in the peninsula of Bakassi, western Cameroon, to fight against kidnapping and attacks by pirates in Bakassi on May 5, 2009.

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Latest update : 2017-07-17

A Cameroon army vessel transporting “dozens” of troops from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade capsized on Sunday off the country’s southwestern coast, a security source told AFP.

The boat “capsized on Sunday between the city of Limbe and Bakassi. There were dozens of troops on board, including a colonel,” the source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The Rapid Intervention Brigade is in the front line of Cameroon‘s fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the far north.

“The army has begun searches,” the source said, while another source close to the Cameroon army said at least one body had been recovered.

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