24 dead, scores missing as ferry sinks off Zanzibar
19 July 2012, 07:52
Zanzibar – At least 24 people perished and many more remained missing after a ferry sank near Zanzibar on Wednesday, the second such deadly disaster in the Indian Ocean archipelago in less than a year.
At least two of the dead were Europeans, officials said.
The vessel, which was officially carrying almost 290 passengers and crew, including more than 30 children, went down in choppy waters near Zanzibar after leaving Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar-es-Salaam around midday.
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