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    Tragedy Strikes in Gabon as Ferry Capsizes, Killing Dozens: Calls for Justice and maritime Safety Reforms.

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    Libreville, Gabon (AfricanBoulevard News) – A tragic incident has rocked the country of Gabon, where a ferry carrying passengers from Libreville to Port-Gentil capsized, leading to the loss of many lives. According to reports, at least 21 people have been confirmed dead. This news has left the country in a state of mourning, with the government declaring a national mourning period and imposing the first round of sanctions on the operators of the ferry.

    The ferry, named Esther Miracle, was carrying more than 150 passengers when it encountered rough weather conditions and capsized. The rescue teams have been working tirelessly to recover the missing passengers and find survivors. Unfortunately, the number of people missing has risen to 31, and it is feared that the death toll may continue to rise as the search and rescue operations continue.

    The incident has caused widespread anger and outrage among the citizens of Gabon, who are demanding justice for the victims and accountability for the operators of the ferry. The government has assured the public that it will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. The first round of sanctions imposed on the ferry operator includes the suspension of its license and the arrest of its managing director.

    The tragedy has once again highlighted the poor safety standards of the maritime transport industry in Gabon and the urgent need for reforms to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. The citizens of Gabon are calling on the government to take immediate action to improve the safety of the country’s waterways and ensure that the operators of ferries and other vessels are held accountable for their actions.

    The loss of so many lives in the ferry accident has left a deep scar on the hearts of the people of Gabon. As the search and rescue operations continue, the country remains in mourning, praying for the safe return of the missing passengers and hoping that justice will be served for the victims and their families.

    The government has assured the public that it will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. The first round of sanctions imposed on the ferry operator includes the suspension of its license and the arrest of its managing director.

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