Report – 86 dead already in Tanzania ferry accident.

The death tool from a ferry accident in Tanzania has reached eighty-six as rescue operations continue, a local newspaper, The Citizen Tanzania, reported on Friday morning.

President Magufuli mourns the dead,More than 40 pulled alive from the lake .



Regional Police Commander said vessel may have been overloaded ,Ferry was heading to Ukara Island.

President John Magufuli on late Thursday sent his condolences to victims of the accident according to statement from the State House.

The rescue team operation is continuing after passenger ferry capsized in Lake Victoria on Thursday.

A government official said that up to 200 people are believed to have drowned, but so far (as at Thursday evening) only 42 have been confirmed dead.

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Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical and Services Agency (TEMESA), which operates ferry services, said the boat, known as MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday afternoon in Ukurewe district Mwanza region.

While the ferry has a capacity of about 100 passengers, it was said to be carrying more than its capacity, in addition to cargo.

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