Dozens drown as ferry capsizes in Tanzania

Friday, September 21, 2018

The South African government has sent condolences to the Government of Tanzania, following a boat accident at Lake Victoria.

A passenger ferry capsized in Tanzania off the coast of one of the world's largest lakes on Thursday.

According to reports, the death toll has risen to 86 and many more are feared to have drowned.

South Africa said it was saddened by the tragedy.

“… the thoughts of South Africans were with the sisterly people of Tanzania, in particular the families of the deceased,” said the Department of International Relations in a statement on Friday.

South Africa and Tanzania enjoy excellent bilateral relations which date back to the days of the liberation struggle and were formalised by the two governments in 1994. –