Missing at 34 after Cameroon ship sinks
YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Cameroon’s defense minister said at least 34 people were missing after a military vessel sank off the country’s Atlantic coast.
Joseph Beti Assomo said Monday that the military was deployed to investigate. He said helicopters had rescued three soldiers and would continue the search.
Assomo said 37 people were on board the ship, which was on a routine mission to the Bakassi Peninsula when it sank Sunday.
The oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula was handed over to Cameroon by Nigeria after an International Court of Justice ruling. Nigerian forces had occupied the area in the 1980s, leading to violent confrontations with Cameroon’s military.
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