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Death toll rises to 126 in Tanzania ferry tragedy

Sep 21, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- At least 126 people died when a ferry capsized Thursday in Tanzania, a government official told CNN.

Transport Minister Isack Kamwele, who confirmed the number, said 40 survivors were rescued Friday and 40 others were saved Thursday in the accident, which took place on Lake Victoria.

Rescue teams are continuing to search for hundreds who were likely onboard the overcrowded ferry.

Poor visibility halted rescue operations on Thursday and rescue efforts continued on F...