Tanzania: Nine Dead In Boat Accident
Nine persons have died and dozens are missing after a boat accident in the Tanzania. The boat was heading to Panza island from Pemba when the accident happened. The passengers had been due to attend a funeral at the Panza and only six have been rescued alive and are also receiving medical attention. The Pemba regional Police
commander, Richard Thadei Mchomvu said the cause of the accident is unknown. He said the boat had about 40 people but exact number is unknown. The captain has not been found and the weather was not bad, so we do not know the exact cause too because it seems the problem was not the wind, Mr. Mchovu told the media.
Rescue efforts were halted on the Tuesday evening and then resumed on the Wednesday morning.