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Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry on Lake Victoria

Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry on Lake Victoria

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<p><strong>Divers rescued a man on Saturday as they searched for survivors from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 166 people.</strong> </p> <p>Four navy divers resumed the search operation inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life. </p> <p>His condition was not immediately known.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 166 <a href="https://t.co/LMSZrUjmgx">https://t.co/LMSZrUjmgx</a> <a href="https://t.co/g7xtvc6L5c">pic.twitter.com/g7xtvc6L5c</a></p>— Panseh Tsewole (@PansehTsewole1) <a href="https://twitter.com/PansehTsewole1/status/1043446067054833664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 166: Divers rescued a man on Saturday as they searched for survivors from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake… <a href="https://t.co/1UREXvGcUx">https://t.co/1UREXvGcUx</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImpeachTrump?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImpeachTrump</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImpeachKavanaugh?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ImpeachKavanaugh</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheResistance?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheResistance</a> <a href="https://t.co/agLd6UAOXr">pic.twitter.com/agLd6UAOXr</a></p>— Patrick (@cahulaan) <a href="https://twitter.com/cahulaan/status/1043446582610288640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe said the number of bodies retrieved had risen to 166, adding that the government was sending sophisticated equipment to aid the rescue.</p> <p>“This equipment will increase efficiency in the rescue operation and we will continue with the search until we are satisfied that we have rescued everyone,” he told Reuters.</p> <p>Relatives of the deceased had started to identify bodies of their loved ones, he said. </p> <p>The ferry sank on Thursday evening just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island. Initial estimates suggested there were more than 300 people on board.</p> <p>On Friday President John Magufuli ordered the arrest of those responsible for the sinking. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">via <a href="https://twitter.com/perilofafrica?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>PerilofAfrica</a> Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 166 <a href="https://t.co/wOcGdOShjm">https://t.co/wOcGdOShjm</a> Reuters World News <a href="https://t.co/SQU525Mj21">pic.twitter.com/SQU525Mj21</a></p>&mdash; MarthaLeah Nangalama (</code>mlnangalama) <a href="https://twitter.com/mlnangalama/status/1043446599542747136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p><strong><em><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></em></strong></p>

This equipment will increase efficiency in the rescue operation and we will continue with the search until we are satisfied that we have rescued everyone.

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