Tragedy: Tanzania Boat Feared Drown On Lake Malawi

There are fears that a boat ferrying scores of passengers from Mbamba-Bay in Tanzania to Nkhata-Bay has drowned on Lake Malawi.

Assistant Surveyor of Vessels for Nkhata-Bay and Likoma Island Chikumbutso Ziyaya told local media that a rescue team has failed to locate the boat.

The boat is said to have left Mbamba-Bay for Nkhata-Bay in the wee hours of Saturday May 21st, and while 50 kilometers away from Nkhata-Bay the captain and some of the passengers sent a distress signal after the boat developed a suspected pump failure.

Ziyaya said they were still investigating the matter to establish the number of people that were on the boat and their nationalities, but remained tight-lipped to conclude that the boat has drowned.

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