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Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224

The Nyerere ferry, which capsized on Lake Victoria on September 20, has cost the lives of 224 people who were on board. The disaster’s causes are officially unclear at the moment, but initial reports reveal excessive number of passengers on board, while the captain has been accused of handing over control of the vessel to inexperience hands

The vessel’s managers were detained after a preliminary investigation report claimed the vessel had more people than it should on board

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