600 on stricken Zanzibar ferry, 250 rescued

2011-09-10 10:00
Zanzibar - A ferry carrying 600 people sank off Zanzibar overnight, but at least 250 have been rescued, a local government official said on Saturday.

"We managed to rescue 250 people so far including 20 children [but] rescue operations are hampered by a lack of equipment," deputy secretary of state for infrastructure and communication Issa Gavu told AFP.

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