A survivor rescued two days after MV Nyerere tragedy

KTN News Sep 23,2018


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A man has been rescued from a ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, two days after it overturned with the death toll rising to 224. The engineer identified as Alphonce Charahani, reportedly survived in an air pocket inside the MV Nyerere ferry, which capsized near Ukara Island on its way from Bugorora on Thursday. 

He is said to be in a serious condition. Divers resumed the search for survivors and bodies are still being taken out of the water. On Friday, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said he had ordered the arrest of all those who managed the ferry, and declared four days of national mourning.