'127 killed' in ferry sinking

FISHERMEN were yesterday searching the seas off Cameroon for 127 people missing feared dead after a ferry sank.

The 23 survivors said 150 people from Nigeria, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast were aboard. It was unclear what caused the accident or even when it occurred.

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The vessel was bound for Gabon from a town in Nigeria near the Cameroon border. First word of the accident came when fishermen found bodies floating in waters off the port town of Kribi on Wednesday.