Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll hits 207

Tanzania ferry disaster: Captain arrested as death toll rises

The ferry may have been carrying nearly 200 passengers, which is double its capacity, when it capsized close to the Ukara Island on Thursday, according to reports on state media. He said all the passengers on board had moved to one side of the boat.

During a speech on public television on Friday night, Magufuli referred to negligence and said he had ordered the arrest of all those involved in the management of the ferry.

Search teams spent the day pulling bodies from the MV Nyerere, which sank amid speculation it was overcrowded, as four days of mourning began for victims. His condition was not immediately known.

Some of the deadliest have occurred in Tanzania, where aging passenger ferries often carry hundreds of passengers, well beyond capacity. Officials on Friday said at least 40 people had been rescued.

Hopes are fading that more survivors might still be found.

Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested was carrying more than 300 people, and state broadcaster TBC said the death toll had reached 183.

"More than 200 people are feared dead", based on accounts from fishermen and other witnesses, because passengers had been returning from a busy market day, Tanzania Red Cross spokeswoman Godfrida Jola told The Associated Press.

Dozens of relatives stood crying by the shoreline as they waited for information on their loved ones.

The son of Davita Ngenda, an older woman in Ukara, was among the dead. "He had gone with his wife but she has not been found yet".

Tanzania ferry disaster: Captain arrested as death toll rises
Survivor pulled out of Lake Victoria ferry two days after it capsized

"He called me and said he was in trouble", Musa told The Citizen.

"Since my birth, people have gone to their deaths on this lake, but what are we to do? We have repeatedly denounced this negligence", said John Mnyika, the deputy secretary general of Chadema, the main opposition party.

It was obvious that more bodies were trapped in the overturned ferry, the president said, according to The Citizen report.

"We have often raised concerns about the poor condition of this ferry, but the government turned a deaf ear".

Search and rescue operation continue. In 1996, a ferry disaster in the same region killed more than 500 people.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Uganda and Kenya offered their condolences, while Pope Francis in a statement expressed "the greatest solidarity with those who have been bereaved" by the disaster.

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa, straddling the borders of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Almost 200 people died in 2011 when the MV Spice Islander I sank off Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast near Zanzibar.

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