Tanzania ferry disaster: 136 bodies pulled from Lake Victoria

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MV Nyerere ferry sank on Thursday afternoon near Ukara dock, Lake Victoria

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria in east Africa after a ferry sank on Thursday afternoon, Tanzanian officials have said, and scores more are still feared missing as rescuers search for survivors.

Initial estimates suggested the MV Nyerere was carrying as many as 300 people when it capsized near the dock in Ukerewe, Lake Victoria’s largest island.

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