Nearly 200 people are dead in Tanzania after an apparently overloaded ferry capsized early Saturday. Estimates of the dead and survivors varied in news accounts, but The Telegraph reported at least 192 bodies had been recovered, while more than 600 passengers apparently survived the accident. The disaster, following on a 2006 capsizing of an overloaded vessel, brought immediate condemnation from survivors and others who feel the boats were being operated without regard to safety.
The ferry was bound for the island of Pemba in the Indian Ocean, near the island of Zanzibar, the site of the 2006 accident.
From The Telegraph:
A doctor in Zanzibar told wire services that the death toll from the accident will "likely be much higher."