FU­NER­ALS BE­GIN FOR HUN­DREDS LOST AS FERRY CAP­SIZES NEAR DOCK

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

UKARA IS­LAND, TANZA

NIA Rel­a­tives wept in grief on Sun­day at the mass burial of many of the 224 peo­ple who drowned when a ferry cap­sized on Lake Vic­to­ria.

The over­loaded boat tipped over Thurs­day about 50 me­tres from the dock at Ukara Is­land. Peo­ple car­ry­ing their goods from a busy mar­ket day pre­pared to dis­em­bark, un­bal­anc­ing the ferry, which turned over.

One sur­vivor said he is still search­ing for his daugh­ter.

“My child might have been found, but I have not seen her,” said Magesa Chibuga.

“I am there­fore wait­ing for this ferry to be lifted from the wa­ter so that I can see whether she is there or not. But I am feel­ing very bad. I thank God I have found my wife, but the child is still miss­ing.”

Prime Min­is­ter Kas­sim Ma­jaliwa led mourn­ers at the funeral ser­vice.

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