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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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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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Jogger caught throwing homeless man's belongings in lake arrested

Jogger caught throwing homeless man's belongings in lake arrestedInitially only known as “Jogger Joe,” he was identified as Henry William Sintay, 30, after he was filmed on kicking around, throwing in the rubbish, and then dumping a homeless man’s things into the city’s Merritt Lake. The property belonged to Greg “Jarew” Markson as he was later identified. The witness who filmed the incident, JJ Harris, posted it on Twitter and it has been viewed nearly 750,000 times.



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Divers find body of woman dragged into lake by 12ft alligator in Florida

Divers find body of woman dragged into lake by 12ft alligator in FloridaNo one knows if Shizuka Matsuki heard the warnings about alligators circulated to local homeowners after a 6ft specimen was spotted close to a front door. On Friday, she set off as usual with her dogs for a walk beside a suburban Florida lake. Her body was found at the weekend. Officials said she had been bitten and almost certainly killed by an alligator that was later trapped and euthanised. An examination confirmed that the alligator had bitten 47-year-old Matsuki, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said in a statement. Rob Klepper, a spokesman, said they were able to identify the woman from evidence collected during the examination of the alligator, but he declined to offer further details. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shizuka Matsuki. Search teams located the body of Ms. Matsuki June 8 at the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park lake in Davie. We will be conducting a thorough investigation into this incident.— MyFWC (@MyFWC) June 9, 2018 Local media were less circumspect. Citing unnamed officials, they said her arm was found inside the creature. It was identified by a tattoo. Her death is a reminder of the danger posed by alligators, particularly as humans seek out waterfront leisure activities. The Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park is hardly the untamed wilderness. It stands in a residential part of Davie, on the edge of Fort Lauderdale, just across a turnpike from the popular Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Emergency servces were alerted on Friday when a witness told police he had seen a woman walking two dogs but later spotted the pets alone and agitated, barking at the water. More than 400 people have been bitten by alligators in Florida since 1948, according to the state's wildlife commission Credit: Getty Images One of the dogs had a fresh injury, a gash on its side, said Viviana Gallinal, a Davie Police detective. “The witness who called us went to the area where he thought that they had been walking, and he immediately spotted an alligator,” she said. Authorities closed the park as they tracked down the alligator and hunted for the missing woman. “We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shizuka Matsuki,” said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A guide to living with alligators | Safety tips Friends said they were devastated by the news. Peter Limia, a neighbour of Matsuki and her husband, said Matsuki regularly walked her dogs at the pond. “It’s such a sad story, I can’t even process it,” he told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “Something like this is so freakish.” A warning had recently been circulated reminding residents of the dangers of local wildlife and to be particularly watchful for alligators. Neil Fischer, another neighbour, said Matsuki may have believed the park offered a degree of safety after another pet had been snatched by an alligator closer to her home. Police divers haul a boat to the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park on Friday Credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP “She probably thought that Lake was safer alternative, after so many gators have been showing up around here lately,” he wrote on Facebook. So sad… “Prayers to the friends, and family. We have to remember to stay alert when walking up to a lake, or any body of water.” Fatal attacks on humans remain rare. According to the wildlife commission, the likelihood of a Florida resident being seriously injured during an unprovoked alligator attack in Florida is about one in 3.2 million. The commission has recorded 401 people bitten by alligators, including 24 fatalities, since 1947. The most recent death occurred in 2016, when a two-year-old boy playing near the water's edge at a Walt Disney World resort was killed.



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Body of woman dragged into Florida lake by alligator found

Body of woman dragged into Florida lake by alligator foundFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed the body of 47-year-old Shizuka Matsuki was found at the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park lake Friday night.



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Gator killed woman after dragging her into Florida lake

Gator killed woman after dragging her into Florida lakeAuthorities captured and killed an alligator that they believe fatally attacked a woman while she was out walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday.



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Evacuation orders canceled in North Carolina after officials deem Lake Tahoma Dam safe

Evacuation orders canceled in North Carolina after officials deem Lake Tahoma Dam safeHeavy rainfall led to a landslide that compromised the Lake Tahoma Dam in western North Carolina early Wednesday morning.



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Woman Calls Police On Black Family For BBQing At A Lake In Oakland

Woman Calls Police On Black Family For BBQing At A Lake In OaklandA white woman called the police on a black family at Lake Merritt in Oakland,



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Salt Lake City Teen Killed in 'Brutal Attack' While on the Phone With Mom, Say Police

Salt Lake City Teen Killed in 'Brutal Attack' While on the Phone With Mom, Say PolicePolice have arrested a suspect, 24-year-old Shaun French



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Century-old sunken ship preserved in perfect condition beneath Lake Superior

Century-old sunken ship preserved in perfect condition beneath Lake SuperiorThese stunning images reveal the remains of a more than century-old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as it did the day it sunk beneath waves all those years ago.



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