Captain Arrested In Tanzania Ferry Disaster As Death Toll Climbs To 209


The captain of an overloaded ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria has been arrested as Tanzania mourns more than 200 people killed in the latest maritime disaster in the East Africa nation.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli said the captain is in custody and order the arrest of all the other operators of the ferry, which capsized on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
President Magufuli told the citizens of Tanzania in an address on Friday(September 21) that the captain left the ferry’s steering in the hands of a person not trained for the job.
The death toll rose to 209 on Saturday(September 22), Tanzania government spokesman Hassan Abbas told CNN, but it’s expected to go up as more bodies are pulled


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