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Boats capsize during storm in Togo killing 'at least 36'

At least 36 people have died in Togo when their boats capsized during a storm, officials say.

The boats were caught in strong winds and torrential rain as they sailed across Lake Togo, about 40km (25 miles) east of the capital, Lome.

Police say the victims were returning home from a funeral on the other side of the lake. Will Grant reports.

  • 10 May 2011
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