Sierra Leone Ferry Sunk

More than 200 people remain missing in Sierra Leone a day after a boat capsized, killing at least 8, police said on Thursday.

Police official Ibrahim Samura said most of the passengers onboard were schoolchildren returning from holidays in the West African nation.


The typical “third world” transport is overloaded. It could be a bike, a car, a truck, an airplane or a ferry. This is one of the greatest contrasts you see when you move from such a region to the US (and were not protected as a tourist often is) …. zillions of large cars driving around with one person per car is an astonishing site, if you are unaccustomed.

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