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

Relatives mourn as they attend the burial of dead passengers retrieved after the MV Nyerere ferry overturned off the shores of Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzanian 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 […]

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