Ugandan divers pull bodies from Lake Victoria boat accident

Africa 11/25/18, 05:33

Ugandan diving teams are retrieving bodies from Lake Victoria where police say at least 30 people died in a boat accident near the capital, Kampala.The boat overturned and sank at about 7 p.m. Saturday night, said senior police officer Zurah Ganyana. She said that 27 people were rescued overnight, lower ...

Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 227

Africa 09/24/18, 08:09

Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week. The government is also taking steps to build a bigger ferry.Coffins of some of the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry capsizing ...

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Africa 09/23/18, 12:10

Burials started Sunday of the 224 people who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania's State broadcaster said Sunday.Coffins for the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry are transported by another ferry to Ukara Island, Tanzania Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The death toll soared past 200 on ...

Update: Survivor found after 2 days in Tanzania capsized ferry

Africa 09/22/18, 07:11

The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Tanzanian official says a survivor has been found in a capsized ferry two days after the deadly disaster on Lake Victoria. Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella tells reporters that the engineer was found near the engine of the vessel. After hearing knocking ...

Death toll rises to 167 in Tanzania ferry disaster

Africa 09/22/18, 06:46

A Tanzanian official says the death toll from a capsized ferry on Lake Victoria has risen to 167 while wooden coffins have arrived at the scene.The government's Chief Secretary John Kijazi spoke to reporters after the country's president ordered the arrests of those responsible for the disaster.The badly overloaded ferry ...

Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

Africa 09/20/18, 22:56

The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.The toll was likely to go up, John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press after dozens ...

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