DOZENS DROWN IN FERRY CAPSIZE

At Least 42 People Have Been Confirm Dead After A Ferry Carrying Hundreds Of People Overturn On Lake Victoria In Tanzania.

One Official Said That The Number Of People Who Drowned Could Be More Than 200. Rescue Efforts Have Been Stopped Until Dawn On Friday.

The MV Nyerere Ferry Overturned Near The Shore Between The Islands Of Ukora And Bugolora.

It Is Thought The Overloaded Vessel Toppled Over When Crowds On Board Moved To One Side As It Docked.

Officials Have Said The Ferry Was Carrying More Than 400 Passengers. About 100 People Have Been Rescued While 32 Are Said To Be In A Critical Condition.

We Pray To God To Give Us Hope In Such An Accident,” Regional Commissioner Adam Malima Told Reporters.

 

“We Pray To God To Give Us Hope That There Has Not Been A High Death Toll.”

Locals Joined With Emergency Teams In Rescue Efforts On Thursday Afternoon.

The Exact Figures, Though, Are Yet To Be Confirm, The Person Who Hand Out Tickets For The Journey Also Died, With The Machine Recording The Data Lost.

Tanzania Has Seen A Number Of Sailing Disasters, With Overcrowding Often Playing A Role.

In 2012, At Least 145 People Died When A Packed Ferry Sank While Transporting People To The Island Of Zanzibar In The Indian Ocean.

The Year Before, Almost 200 People Died In Another Major Incident Off The Coast Of Zanzibar. Hundreds Survived, Some Found Clinging To Mattresses And Fridges.

In 1996, More Than 800 People Died When The MV Bukoba Capsized On Lake Victoria. It Was One Of The Worst Ferry Disasters Of The Last Century.

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