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Latest update : 2008-09-13

A French judge has issued international arrest warrants for nine Senegalese officials, including a former prime minister, implicated in the 2002 sinking of the Joola ferry, which left 1863 dead.


  
A French judge issued international arrest warrants Friday for nine Senegalese officials over the 2002 sinking of the Joola ferry, Africa's worst maritime disaster, a lawyer for the French victims said.
  
The officials targeted over the accident, which left 1,863 people dead including 22 French nationals, include Senegalese former prime minister Mame Madior Boye, a French judicial official confirmed.
  
The ferry Joola capsised in stormy seas off Gambia on September 26, 2002 while sailing between the southern Senegalese territory of Casamance and the capital Dakar.
  
Licensed to carry 550 people, it had 1,927 passengers on board when it sank.
  
Only 64 people survived the accident which claimed more lives than the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, in which 1,563 died.
  
Among those on board were students, school children and artists from around Senegal as well as nationals from elsewhere in Africa and Europe.
  

Date created : 2008-09-12

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