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Captain arrested in Tanzania ferry disaster as death toll rises to at least 196

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the arrest of the operators of an overloaded ferry that capsized this week on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 200 people in the latest maritime disaster in the East African nation. CNN reports

The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 183, state-run TV station TBC said Saturday as rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.

Four navy divers resumed the search operation inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life.

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.



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