Condolences for Comoros after boat accident

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has conveyed condolences to the Indian Ocean islands of Comoros following a boat accident that killed over 50 people.

Media reports say the boat, carrying over 100 passengers, sank between the islands of Anjouan and Ngazidja in rough seas on Tuesday.

Zuma conveyed his heartfelt condolences to President Ikilillou Dhoinine, saying, "Our thoughts and prayers during this month of Ramadan are with you in this time of mourning and sadness."

Potentially a holiday paradise with picture-postcard beaches, the Comoros islands are no strangers to boat sinking. In 2006, an Al-Mubarak ship flying the Comorian flag sank off the Mahoran coast when it left Madagascar.

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