The death toll in the ferry accident in Tanzania has reached 170

© AP PhotoСпасатели examine the case of the ferry that capsized on lake Victoria in Tanzania. 21 Sep 2018The death toll in the ferry accident in Tanzania has reached 170© AP Photo

The number of people killed in the crash of a passenger ferry on lake Victoria in Tanzania, has risen to 170, according to local newspaper the Citizen.

Earlier it was reported about 136 victims.

The ferry capsized on Thursday, 50 metres from the pier on the island Ukara. According to various reports, on Board were 200 or 400 people, which significantly exceeds the capacity of the ferry. Also the ship was carrying cargo, including bags of maize, bananas and cement.

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