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Captain arrested in Tanzania ferry disaster as death toll rises to at least 196

Sep 22, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the arrest of the operators of an overloaded ferry that capsized this week on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 200 people in the latest maritime disaster in the East African nation.

Magufuli told the nation in an address Friday evening that the captain left the ferry's steering in the hands of a person not trained for the job, The Citizen newspaper reported. The death toll rose to 196 on Saturday, according to The Citizen, citing a gove...