30 dead in Gabon boat mishap

Libreville, March 22 (IANS) At least 30 people died when a boat, carrying 60 illegal immigrants, capsized off the coast of Gabon, a west African country, Xinhua reported.

Several survivors were found and 30 bodies recovered after the boast sank at night in the waters off the coast of Cap Esterias, 40 km from the capital city of Libreville, a rescuer said.
The incident is believed to have occurred due to stormy weather.