79 killed in Tanzania ferry capsize

Officials say the number who drowned in the mishap could be more than 200. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being put on hold overnight,

At least 79 people have died after a passenger ferry carrying hundreds capsized in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, officials said.

The MV Nyerere ferry overturned on Thursday between two islands of Ukora and Bugolora in Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, which straddles the borders of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

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