The ferry accident in Tanzania: rescuers pulled from the water more than 200 bodies

Крушение парома в Танзании: спасатели вытащили из воды более 200 трупов

The death toll in the crash of a ferry on lake Victoria in Northern Tanzania, has reached 218 people.

About it reports Reuters with reference to local TV channel TBC.

The Agency says that on the shore at the site of the disaster several are coffins, “waiting”, when rescuers pulled out of the water next victim.

In Tanzania declared a four-day national mourning. The President of the Republic John Magufuli ordered the arrest of all those involved in the accident with the ferry, and made it overload. On the ship, designed to carry 100 people in the time of the crash were more than 400.

Disaster on lake Victoria occurred on the night of September 21. The day after the crash was reported about 37 saved.

It was noted earlier that in the crash of a ferry on lake Victoria in Tanzania killed more than 40 people.

MV Nyerere ferry capsized and sank between the Islands of Reproach and Bugaloe on 20 September.

According to local media, he was accompanied on Board were up to 500 people. However, the exact cause of the crash vehicle is still not named.

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