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Ferry capsizes in Tanzania, 10 feared dead

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 31, 2020
At least 10 people are feared dead in a ferry accident in a lake in western Tanzania, police said Friday.
Ferry capsizes in Tanzania
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James Manyama, a local police officer, said strong winds forced the boat to capsize and sink in the Lake Tanganyika.

Topics: Tanzania

A total of 87 people have been rescued so far, he said.

Initial reports suggest 97 passengers were aboard the ferry.

The country's Met Office in mid July warned of strong winds and high tides in the lake, which is among the deepest in the world.


 

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