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More Than 100 Dead After Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania

More Than 100 Dead After Ferry Capsizes in TanzaniaThe death toll is expected to rise



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At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake VictoriaAt least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday. There were “more than a hundred passengers” on board the vessel when it sank Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island in the southeast of the vast lake, which also extends into Uganda and Kenya, a local official said. “It is feared that a significant number have lost their lives,” said George Nyamaha, the head of Ukerewe district council of which the island is a part.



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Couple who quit jobs and sold belongings to sail round the world lose everything as boat capsizes two days into journey

Couple who quit jobs and sold belongings to sail round the world lose everything as boat capsizes two days into journeyTanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh began their adventure on a 28-foot sailboat last week, setting off from the marina in Tarpon Springs. Two days later, the emergency services were called to reports of a capsized boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Madeira Beach – about 25 miles down the coast. “I sold everything I had to do this,” Mr Broadwell told the Tampa Bay Times.



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Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sources

Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sourcesYaoundé (AFP) – A Cameroon army vessel transporting “dozens” of troops from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade capsized on Sunday off the country’s southwestern coast, a security source told AFP. The Rapid Intervention Brigade is in the front line of Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the far north. “The army has begun searches,” the source said, while another source close to the Cameroon army said at least one body had been recovered.



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Myanmar ferry capsizes; 20 dead, over a dozen missing

Myanmar ferry capsizes; 20 dead, over a dozen missingYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A ferry boat capsized in Myanmar's Ayeyarwaddy delta, killing 20 people and leaving more than a dozen missing, police said.



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