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Captain of capsized ferry on Lake Victoria arrested after order from Tanzania president

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, killing at least 136 people. The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers double the ferry s capacity when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday, according to reports on state media. Witnesses said the ferry sank when passengers rushed to one side to disembark as it approached the dock. In a speech broadcast on...

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