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Tanzania: Ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria, leaving 136 dead September 20

Ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria near Ukerewe, leaving 136 people dead September 20; avoid using crowded ferries

21 Sep 09:03 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). COUNTRY/REGION Ukerewe (Lake Victoria)

Event

On Thursday, September 20, a crowded ferry transporting over 300 people capsized on Lake Victoria near Ukerewe, leaving at least 136 people dead. An associated investigation has been opened into the incident and dozens of people remained missing as of Friday, September 21.

Advice

Individuals in Tanzania and throughout the African Great Lakes region are advised to monitor developments to the situation and avoid taking crowded ferries.

 

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