Over 100 dead in Zanzibar ferry disaster – al-Jazeera

More than a hundred people have died after a ferry travelling from Zanzibar to Pemba island off the East African country of Tanzania capsized overnight, a doctor told the Reuters news agency.

“We are still receiving many bodies by truck loads … The death toll will likely be much higher,” Karim Zam of the Mnazi Mmoja hospital in Zanzibar, told Reuters, saying that 107 bodies had been recovered thus far.

Zanzibar and Pemba are the two main islands of the Zanzibar archipelago, a popular destination for tourists visiting their pristine Indian Ocean beaches.

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