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Ferry capsizes in Tanzania, 10 feared dead

Strong winds forced boat carrying 97 passengers to sink, police say

Kizito Makoye   | 31.07.2020
Ferry capsizes in Tanzania, 10 feared dead FILE PHOTO

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania

At least 10 people are feared dead in a ferry accident in a lake in western Tanzania, police said Friday.

James Manyama, a local police officer, said strong winds forced the boat to capsize and sink in the Lake Tanganyika.

A total of 87 people have been rescued so far, he said.

Initial reports suggest 97 passengers were aboard the ferry.

The country's Met Office in mid-July warned of strong winds and high tides in the lake, which is among the deepest in the world.

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