Ferry in Tanzania's lake Victoria capsizes – government agency

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A passenger ferry in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria has sunk and rescue operations are underway, Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday.

Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical and Services Agency, which operates ferry services, said the boat, known as MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday. It was unclear how many people were on the boat.

Reporting by George Obulutsa; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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