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Four Tanzanian fishermen die after boat capsizes

07 September 2016, 23:00

Nairobi – Four Tanzanian fishermen drowned on Monday night following a fishing expedition on Kenyan ocean at Gazi Bay.

According to Standard Media twelve others managed to survive by swimming 7km to shore.

A survivor, Omar Haki said their boat propeller got entangled with a fishing net in rough seas during a storm.

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In a moment of panic the crew yanked out the propeller before the boat capsized.

"The incident happened on Monday, where the heavy waves affected our boat's propeller where the fishing net had been entangled. We were forced to cut off the propeller and jumped in the waters to save our lives," said Haki.

Another survivor, Sheha Hamadi said they has fished the area on numerous occasions and never had problems.

So far three bodies have been retrieved.

Kinondo chief Ali Riga said that before fishermen from Tanzania are allowed to fish in Kenya they are usually cleared through BMU officials.

However President Kenyatta Uhuru ordered that security agencies patrol the Indian Ocean in order to curb illegal fishing.

According to the Daily Nation Kenyatta did this in light of promoting ethical job creation in order to boost Kenya’s economy.

- News24

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