Exclusive:”Lake Victoria Drowned Ferry Death toll rises to 37, Dozens still missing”

BY: Eyalama In Business, Life On

An anticipated troll of people confirmed to have drowned on Thursday in a Tanzania ferry accident has reached 37.The ferry named MV Nyerere which was carrying more than 100 people sank in Lake Victoria on Thursday.

According to sources the ferry was plying the waters between Bugorara and Ukala islands in Tanzania.

Mwanza Regional Police Commander Jonathan Shanna on Friday morning confirmed the deaths, adding that rescue efforts are underway.

The Tanzania Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency (TEMESA) had on Thursday said over 40 people had been rescued from the water. TEMESA said an operation was underway to rescue more people.

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TEMESA Spokeswoman Theresia Mwami is quoted by Reuters as saying that the ferry did not have any mechanical problems because TEMESA had carried out heavy maintenance on it in recent months including overhauling two engines.

The ferry has a capacity of 100 people but Tanzanian newspaper The Citizen quotes a witness saying that it was overloaded at the time of the incident. It is not clear how many people were on the ferry at the time the incident occurred.

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“We pray to God to give us hope in such an accident,” Regional Commissioner Adam Malima told reporters. “We pray to God to give us hope that there has not been a high death toll.”


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