'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.

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.