Over 200 feared dead after ferry sinks in Tanzania's Lake Victoria – govt

A total of 42 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry sank in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, a government official has announced, adding that more than 200 people are actually believed to have drowned.

Emergency teams were dispatched to the scene but have halted rescue operations until dawn on Friday, Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuters.

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