Death Toll in Tanzania's Ferry Tragedy Nears 200

President John Magufuli has ordered an intensive crackdown on all officials responsible for the management of the boat MV Nyerere that capsized between Bugolora and Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, claiming the lives of close to 200 people and injuring many others. He has also commissioned for detailed investigations to see if the vessel had other reasons that caused it to capsize apart from overloading.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa at the accident scene.


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