Tanzania Ferry Disaster On Victoria Lake, Kills 136, Magufuli Orders Captain’s Arrest

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The Oasis Reporters

September 23, 2018

It was a sad day Thursday, September 20, as a ferry on the south of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake capsized, leading to a confirmed death of what was thought initially to be 44 persons which by Saturday had climbed to 136.

Facilities are known to be overstretched in most African countries. Most ferries in the continent are usually overloaded beyond the carrying capacity to make more money for the operators whereas the boats are hardly well maintained. This equally is a consequence of not enough Ferries to ply the waters. The government often turns a blind eye to the inadequacies.

This time, President Magufuli of Tanzania has ordered the arrest of the Ferry Captain and has declared a four day national mourning period all over the East African nation, where English and Swahili are the two official languages.

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Greg Abolo

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