Tanzania PM Majaliwa arrives at burial of Lake Victoria ferry tragedy victims


Mwanza. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has arrived at Bwisya Village, Ukara Island, Ukerewe District where bodies of those who died in the Lake Victoria MV Nyerere ferry tragedy are to be laid to rest.

Mr Majaliwa arrived at around noon via a helicopter at a time when the bodies were also being transferred to the graveyard.

A number of other government, political and religious leaders are attending the burial of several people who died in one of the most tragic incidences to have hit the country.

The ferry, traveling between the Ukara and Bugolora Islets, capsized on Thursday afternoon about 50 metres from the berth as it was about to dock.

Until 8:00am on Sunday, a total of 225 bodies had been recovered but but the number will likely go up as the search for more bodies and/or survivors continues.