Ship Managers Detained as Capsized Tanzanian Ferry Death Toll Reaches 224

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 23 (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 metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island. Works, Transport and … [Read more...]

Death Toll Jumps to 136 in Tanzania Ferry Disaster with Scores Still Missing

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of those responsible for a packed ferry sinking on Lake Victoria with a death toll of at least 136 and scores of people still missing. The ferry MV Nyerere capsized just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island, which is part of Tanzania. Initial … [Read more...]