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Five dead on Canaries cruise ship   Five crew members have died after a lifeboat they were in fell from a cruise ship Majesty docked in the port of Santa Cruz de la Palma Lead poisoning has killed 400 kids   Northern Nigeria: As many as 400 children have died of lead poisoning-related illnesses in Nigeria since March. 30,000 people could be affected by the contami... Migrants toss dozens of dead overboard  Mauritania: Dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe spent 3 weeks at sea and threw 50 bodies overboard after the vessel lost power Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing
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1. 2017-09-15 Boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services Lolo, Kebbi, Northern Nigeria
C. 2014-10-10 Nine die in Guinea boat sinking with 30 missing Forecariah, Guinea
D. 2014-04-07 Liberian police say 5 dead after boat overturns Monrovia, Liberia
E. 2013-10-18 Mali boat death toll 'doubles to 72' River Niger, Mali
5. 2013-10-12 Boat sinks on Mali river; 20 dead, dozens missing Konna, Mali
2013-09-28 Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing Northern Nigeria
H. 2013-02-10 Five dead on Canaries cruise ship Canary Islands, West Africa
I. 2010-10-05 Lead poisoning has killed 400 kids Zamfara, Northern Nigeria
J. 2007-11-06 Migrants toss dozens of dead overboard Mauritania

  Nine die in Guinea boat sinking with 30 missing Map of Forecariah Guinea  At least nine people have died in a boat accident in Guinea, with about 30 people still missing, officials and residents say   Liberian police say 5 dead after boat overturns   2 people who survived accident were being treated at a hospital. Rescuers were still looking for the dead and potential survivors   Mali boat death toll 'doubles to 72'   The Malian authorities say 72 people are now known to have died when a boat capsized a week ago on the River Niger Boat sinks on Mali river; 20 dead, dozens missing   The mayor of a town in central Mali says a boat carrying hundreds of passengers has capsized on the Niger River and dozens are missing Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing Map of Niger Nigeria
  Boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services Map of Lolo Kebbi Nigeria


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Sep.15
  Northern Nigeria: The bodies of at least 33 people, some children, have been recovered after a crowded boat capsized in the Niger River in north-western Nigeria


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  Northern Nigeria: A boat overloaded with passengers and goods travelling on the Niger River in central Nigeria has capsized, killing 42 people with 100 others missing

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  Sierra Leone: 7 bodies had so far been recovered from the sea at the estuary of the Great Scarcies River
Mar.29 At least 60 dead after boat capsizes   Guinea: An open fishing boat, with 120 people on board, had capsized off the coast of Guinea. 36 people survived Feb.12 Hundreds of stranded migrants go ashore  Mauritania: 400 African and Asian migrants began disembarking from a battered freighter intercepted by the Spanish coastguard Feb.7 Hundreds in limbo on disabled freighter  Mauritania: Hundreds of Asian and African migrants spent their 6th day aboard as Spain tried to convince African countries to take them in

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Dec.19 Migrants' ordeal: Hallucinations, big waves  Senegal: Young men tell of a disastrous 12-day boat voyage with little food, 3 capsizings, motor breakdowns, and 22-foot waves Dec.18 Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die
  Senegal: A fishing boat crowded with more than 100 African migrants was sailing to Canary Islands, drifting for about 10 days
Apr.10 120 feared dead as boat capsizes  Ghana: A local ferry was travelling from Afram Plains to Rwora Rwora on the lake Volta Mar.8 300 African migrants drown a month  Mauritania: More than 1,000 Africans have died in the past 4 months while trying to sail from Mauritania to Canary Islands Mar.6 40 migrants drown off Africa  Mauritania: The migrants heading for Spain's Canary Islands drowned when their boats sank

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Dec.19 Capsized migrant boat 'kills 30'. Mauritania

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Oct.12 150 feared missing as ferry sinks
  Nigeria: A ferry hit a bridge in eastern Nigeria and capsized Feb.4 Ferry death toll revised by 700
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Oct.3 Ferry tragedy: Overcrowding blamed
. Senegal Oct.1 President: 'Ferry errors'. Senegal Sep.30 Ferry victims screamed for hours. Senegal Sep.29 Disaster ferry 'carried 1,000'  Senegal: 64 survivors have been found and everyone else is feared to be dead Sep.28 Ferry families demand answers
Map of Dakar Senegal  Senegal: Angry family members of people feared dead have protested in front of the presidential palace in Dakar Sep.27 Rescue ships trying to find survivors  Senegal: 88 passengers were confirmed dead. The bodies of 676 others are believed to be trapped inside the ferry Joola 1,800 people died as ferry sinks
  Senegal: The Atlantic Ocean ferry Joola carrying almost 800 passengers and crew has sunk in a fierce storm


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