2021 Madagascar shipwreck

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On 20 December 2021, a cargo ship illegally carrying 130 passengers sank off the northeast coast of Madagascar. Of the 138 on board 86 are confirmed to have died, with around 24 remaining missing.[1][2] The flooding is thought to have been caused by a hole in the ship's hull.[2]

The Francia, a wooden vessel was a cargo ship had illegally taken on 130 passengers for a journey from Antanambe (which is not registered as an official port) to Soanierana Ivongo.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Madagascar shipwreck death toll rises to 64". EWN. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ship sinks off Madagascar coast; 17 dead and 68 missing". Arab News. 21 December 2021. Retrieved 22 December 2021.