Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria.

John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday’s capsizing.

He cannot say how many people were on board until the search and rescue operation is over.

Rescue efforts have been suspended until daybreak on Friday.

- Press Association

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