The channel said 36 survivors had been found inthe accident involving a "pirogue", or open fishing boat, and airedimages of mostly young survivors being brought ashore on Thursday.
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The boat was travelling from Forecariah, about 50km tothe south, when it capsized late on Wednesday off the capital
"When we were alerted we sent a rescue team to try torecover bodies. As of this morning, we had counted 57 bodies," he toldReuters.
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The boat's passenger list was not immediately available.
It was not immediately clear who the passengers were. Manyliving in
Wednesday's incident comes just over a week after 65 peoplewere killed when a bridge collapsed under the weight of a truck packed withpassengers and goods as it travelled to a market in the country's remotesoutheast.
Similar accidents off the West African coast have occurredin recent years involving migrants fleeing poverty by trying to illegally reach
About 6,000 people died en route to the Spanish archipelagolast year alone, according to Spanish officials.
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