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Việt Nam offers condolences over deadly ferry accident in Tanzania

Update: September, 27/2018 - 11:00
An aerial image shows the capsized ferry MV Nyerere which left 131 dead in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, on September 21, 2018. Tanzanian President John Magufuli on September 21 ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned. — AFP/VNA Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Acting President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh on Tuesday sent condolences to Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli over a recent ferry accident on Lake Victoria in the East African country that claimed more than 200 lives and left many missing. 

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh also extended his condolences to Augustine Mahiga, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional and International Co-operation of Tanzania.

A passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, in Ukurewe district, in Mwanza region of Tanzania, on September 20. The country’s President has announced four days of mourning for the victims. — VNS

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