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Two decades after Senegal's Joola disaster, families of victims still unable to grieve • FRANCE 24

FRANCE24, 23 Sep 2022
In this edition we look back at a terrible shipwreck with a death toll even heavier than the #Titanic. On September 26, 2002, the #Joola #disaster claimed at least 1,800 lives. The ferry was sailing between the Senegalese province of #Casamance and the capital #Dakar. In the middle of the night, 40 kilometres off the coast, the boat capsized after being hit by tropical rains and strong winds. It took more than 16 hours for help to arrive on the scene. Only 64 passengers survived the night of hell. FRANCE 24's Sarah Sakho and Sam Bradpiece revisit the tragedy, two decades on.

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