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Fifty killed as lorry plunges into DR Congo lake

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At least 50 people have been killed after a lorry plunged into Lake Tanganyika in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials have said.

The victims were travelling on the lorry to a town in South-Kivu province, near the border with Burundi, with goods they were planning to sell.

A UN-run radio station reported that six people had survived the accident.

Road accidents are common in the DRC because of reckless driving, badly-maintained vehicles and poor roads.

Last month, at least 220 people died when an overturned oil tanker exploded in Sange in South-Kivu.

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