At Least 14 Migrants Die As Boat Catches Fire In Senegal: Officials
Muhammad Irfan Published June 29, 2022 | 02:10 AM
"The toll will likely rise," he added.
The town's chief nurse, Bourama Faboure, said that 21 people had been injured, including four who suffered second-degree burns.
The dugout had been carrying about 140 people, nearly 90 of whom survived and were able to be identified.
"There were Guineans, Nigerians, Gambians and Senegalese," Diatta said.
But the search continued for those still missing, he said.
"The survivors are saying that the fire was started by someone smoking a cigarette where the fuel was kept," the mayor said.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.