Rwanda boat sinking mars genocide commemoration

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A boat in Rwanda carrying people to genocide commemorations has sunk.

Authorities told the BBC six people have died, at least 12 more are feared dead and 50 passengers were rescued.

The vessel capsized in strong winds on Lake Kivu - which lies on the Democratic Republic of Congo border - while on its way to the town of Kibuye.

Rwanda is holding a series of events on Wednesday to mark the 16th anniversary of the start of the genocide in which some 800,000 people were killed.

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