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Tanzania Ferry Accident Leaves 31 Dead

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Tanzania say at least 31 people have died and more than 100 others are missing after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar. The vessel went down Wednesday in choppy waters after leaving the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. A police spokesman said rescuers resumed their search for survivors Thursday, but that […]

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20 Somali Migrants Found Dead in Tanzania

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Tanzania say 20 Somali migrants suffocated to death during an attempt to smuggle them through the country. They say the bodies of 17 men and three women were found along roads in Tanzania’s Morogoro region between December 26 and New Year’s Day. Police say smugglers likely dumped the bodies one by one after […]

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Four Charged In Deadly Tanzania Ferry Accident

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 6:33 am (UTC-5)
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Zanzibar prosecutors have charged four people with negligence in connection with last Saturday’s ferry accident in the Indian Ocean that killed more than 200 people. The ferry, the MV Spice Islander, capsized during a trip around the three islands that make up Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago. Prosecutors charged the boat’s captain, Abdallah Kinyanyite, in absentia because […]

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Search Continues After Tanzania Ferry Sinks

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Search-and-rescue efforts continued Sunday off the coast of Tanzania where an overcrowded ferry capsized, killing at least 192 people. More than 600 survivors were plucked from the water after the boat sank Saturday. Searchers said it is unlikely they will find more survivors at this point but expect to recover more bodies from the underwater […]

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Nearly 200 Killed Killed in Tanzania Ferry Sinking

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Tanzania say at least 192 passengers drowned when an overcrowded ferry sank Saturday near Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. Reports from Zanzibar suggest the ferry, the MV Spice Islander, was even more overloaded than previously thought, with roughly 800 people on board. Some survivors say the ferry began to list as soon […]

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More Than 150 Killed in Tanzania Ferry Sinking

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 1:51 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say at least 163 people were drowned when an overcrowded ferry sank Saturday near Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. Reports from Zanzibar suggest the ferry, the MV Spice Islander, was even more overloaded than previously thought, with roughly 750 people on board. The latest casualty report from authorities in Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital […]

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More than 100 Killed in Tanzania Ferry Accident

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 8:06 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say at least 107 people were killed when an overloaded ferry sank near Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. State minister Mohammed Aboud says the ferry was carrying 600 people Saturday when it capsized and sank between Zanzibar and Pemba Island. At least 250 people have been rescued, but hundreds of people are still […]

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Tanzanian Ferry Capsizes, Dozens Killed, Hundreds Missing

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 5:26 am (UTC-5)
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A Zanzibar official says at least 40 people have died and hundreds are missing after an overloaded ferry sank near Zanzibar off the coast of mainland Tanzania. State minister Mohammed Aboud says the ferry was carrying 600 people Saturday when it capsized and sank between Zanzibar and Pemba Island. At least 250 people have been […]

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Tanzanian Ferry Capsizes, Hundreds Missing

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Tanzanian authorities say hundreds of people are missing after an overloaded ferry sank near Zanzibar. They say the ferry was carrying 600 people from Zanzibar to Pemba Island on Saturday when it capsized and sank. At least 250 people have been rescued so far and several bodies have been recovered. Authorities are searching for more […]

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Eritrean Football Players Seek Asylum in Tanzania

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thirteen Eritrean football players are seeking asylum in Tanzania, where their team was taking part in a regional tournament. A spokesman for Tanzania’s home affairs ministry has confirmed earlier reports that the players did not turn up at a Dar es Salaam airport Saturday, after their team was eliminated in the semi-final of the CECAFA […]

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