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Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship's managers detained

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship's managers detainedTanzanian authorities said on Sunday the number of people who died in a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria had risen to 224 and the vessel’s managers had been detained for questioning. The ferry, MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday evening just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe told state broadcaster TBC the death toll had risen to 224 as of Sunday afternoon.



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Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224

Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry capsize on Lake Victoria that left people 224 dead. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa led “national funerals” on the island of Ukara, where the MV Nyerere had been coming in to dock on Thursday. The prime minister said a memorial would be built on Ukara.



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At Least 42 People Have Drowned After a Ferry Capsized in Lake Victoria, Tanzania

At Least 42 People Have Drowned After a Ferry Capsized in Lake Victoria, TanzaniaOfficials say the death toll could rise up to 200



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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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Survivor found two days after Tanzania shipwreck after shutting himself in ferry engine room

Survivor found two days after Tanzania shipwreck after shutting himself in ferry engine roomAn engineer who had  shut himself into the engine room of a shipwrecked ferry was found alive yesterday, two days after it capsized in Tanzania.  Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested was carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said the death toll had reached 207. Four navy divers resumed their search inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life. They pulled one man out of the overturned ship and he was rushed to hospital, a Reuters witness said. His condition was not immediately known. On Friday, President John Magufuli ordered the arrest of those responsible for the sinking. Tanzanian rescue workers remove bodies of victims from the water Credit: AFP Dozens of relatives stood crying by the shoreline as they waited for information on their loved ones. Coffins were lined up nearby awaiting bodies being pulled from the vessel, which lay belly up in the water just metres from the shoreline. "The ferry overturned very fast and covered us," survivor Charles Ngarima told Reuters. "I was lucky that I was able to swim under water not knowing where I was swimming to…while trying to swim to safety, I found a number of metal bars that cut my face and the back of my head." Another survivor, Jennifer Idhoze, blamed the ferry had capsized because it was overloaded. "I was able to jump out of the ferry… That is how I survived," she said. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe said the government was sending special equipment to aid the rescue effort. The death toll after the capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to more than 207 Credit: AFP "This equipment will increase efficiency in the rescue operation and we will continue with the search until we are satisfied that we have rescued everyone," he told Reuters. The ferry sank on Thursday evening just a few metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island. 



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Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared an end.



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Survivor Found Inside Capsized Tanzanian Ferry, Two Days After It Killed Over 200

Survivor Found Inside Capsized Tanzanian Ferry, Two Days After It Killed Over 200An engineer was reportedly found near the engine of the upturned vessel



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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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Ferry Boat Explosion Sparks Mexico Travel Warning Ahead of Spring Break

Ferry Boat Explosion Sparks Mexico Travel Warning Ahead of Spring BreakTourists are urged to use "extreme caution" when visiting the Playa Del Carmen area.



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Explosives Found Aboard Passenger Ferry Near Cancun Beach Resort

Explosives Found Aboard Passenger Ferry Near Cancun Beach ResortThe U.S. issued a security alert after explosives were found aboard a passenger ferry near the beach resort of Cancun in Mexico



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