Eight dead, 20 missing as Tanzania ferry sinks

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Arusha, Tanzania - A ferry sank in Lake Tanganyika overnight, leaving eight dead and around 20 missing, police said Friday.

“The ferry between Tanzania and Burundi had some 90 people on board,” police spokesman Advera Senso told AFP by telehone.

“At a certain point, there was a very violent wind and the boat capsized,” she said. “Eight people died - their bodies were recovered,” she said, adding that 60 people were rescued. - Sapa-AFP


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