More Than 100 dead in Tazania Ferry Accident

A ferry disaster in Tanzania has left more than 100 people dead.

The country’s top police official Simon Sirro says at least 136 bodies have been retrieved after the ferry sank on Lake Victoria.

He says more people are still feared missing and rescuers are still searching for survivors, a day after the disaster struck.

At least 37 people were rescued on Thursday evening before rescue teams called off their overnight search.

The passenger ferry was travelling between Ukara and Bugolora when it sank.

The ferry MV Nyerere, named for the former president who led the East African nation to independence, is not the first to sink in Lake Victoria.

In 1996, passenger and cargo ferry MV Bukoba sank on the lake. More thatn 800 people died.

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