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Tanzania ferry capsize - 12 dead

2012-07-18 17:51

Zanzibar - At least 12 people died and scores were missing on Wednesay after a ferry capsized between the Tanzanian commercial capital Dar-es-Salaam and Zanzibar, government officials said.

"Twelve dead bodies and 10 surivors have been recovered so far. Rescue operations continue in bad weather," State Minister in the Zanzibari president's office Mwinyihaji Makame told journalists.

The BBC is reporting there were at least 250 passengers on board.