On 26 September 2002, The Joola, a government-owned Senegalese ferry, capsized off the coast of The Gambia, killing over 1,800 individuals. There have been simply 64 survivors.
It’s the second-worst non-wartime maritime catastrophe in historical past, taking the lives of greater than the notorious Titanic.
Twenty years on, the BBC investigates why this tragedy occurred and tells the harrowing, heart-warming tales of survivors and households, who proceed to name for the wreckage to be raised from the ocean mattress.
Watch the complete documentary The Joola: Africa’s Titanic right here.
Produced and directed by Efrem Gebreab and Nicola Milne
Edited by Anthony Irungu
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