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    Default Passenger ferry sank in Lake Victoria...

    Folks, this may be very sensitive news, but I just heard the passenger ferry, MV Nyerere, sank in Lake Victoria.

    Unconfirmed, it seems there was quite a number of fatalities.

    The news will probably break soon....
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    Gave me a good scare now, colleague was on a ferry on Lake Vic yesterday, but thankfully not that one.
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    Latest death toll is 136, but likely to be a helluva lot higher, those ferries are crowded, I've been from Ukerewe to Mwanza on the MV Serengeti, and it is a nerve-racking experience when it starts listing.

    https://www.safarious.com/article/14763
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    Default Re: Passenger ferry sank in Lake Victoria...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Latest death toll is 136, but likely to be a helluva lot higher, those ferries are crowded, I've been from Ukerewe to Mwanza on the MV Serengeti, and it is a nerve-racking experience when it starts listing.

    https://www.safarious.com/article/14763
    What a terrible tragedy. There has been some confusion as to where this ferry capsized. The BBC yesterday showed that the ferry was on the south side of Lake Victoria, but today the Reuters’ article and the BBC show that it happened on a ferry from Ukerewe island to Ukara island. Those ferries are the lifeline to those remote island communities, but the safety record on Tanzanian ferries both on Lake Victoria and on the coast leaves a lot to be desired.

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