Some foreigners among dead in ferry disaster Indian Ocean

Posted on July 23, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourists Killed

145 people had been killed in last week’s ferry disaster in the Indian Ocean, a day after the operation to find survivors was called off, authorities in Zanzibar said on Sunday. The overcrowded MV Skagit/Kalama, which had also been carrying some foreigners, was en route to Zanzibar, a popular tourist destination, from mainland Tanzania last Wednesday when it capsized and sank.
“We have recovered five more bodies today, bringing the total number of bodies found so far to 73. The ferry had 290 people onboard and 145 were rescued, which means that 72 people are still unaccounted for,” Mohammed Mhina, a spokesman for Zanzibar police, told Reuters. Read Article

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