President Kagame sends condolences to Tanzanians as death toll rises to 151


President of Rwanda Paul Kagame has sent condolences to the families of the recent Lake Victoria accident which  has so far claimed 151 lives while about 500 still missing.

According to his twitter account, Kagame  writes “Our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the Lake Victoria ferry accident.

“Our thoughts are with you. We cannot thank the rescuers enough” he added

The MV Nyerere sank on Thursday afternoon on its way to Ukara Island from Bugolora Island, in Mwanza.

Rescuers in Lake Victoria after the ferry accident

The vessel, with a capacity of 101 passengers and about 25 tonnes of cargo, is believed to have had hundreds of people on board.





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