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December 23, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A Zairian barge sank in Lake Tanganyika and all 50 people on board were feared dead, a newspaper reported. The barge, Ekizongwe, was en route from the Zairian port of Kalemie to the Tanzanian port of Kigoma on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, the Sunday Observer newspaper reported. It quoted the captain of another Zairian barge as saying the barge left Kalemie on Dec. 14 and should have arrived in Kigoma the next day.
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December 23, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A Zairian barge sank in Lake Tanganyika and all 50 people on board were feared dead, a newspaper reported. The barge, Ekizongwe, was en route from the Zairian port of Kalemie to the Tanzanian port of Kigoma on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, the Sunday Observer newspaper reported. It quoted the captain of another Zairian barge as saying the barge left Kalemie on Dec. 14 and should have arrived in Kigoma the next day.
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June 3, 1996 | From Reuters
Entombed alive for two days inside the submerged hull of the Lake Victoria ferry, MV Bukoba, an African businessman wrote a desperate last note. "We sealed the door with bedsheets, and the only thing we need is oxygen. We lived until the 23rd, but now we are finished." The vessel sank May 21 with as many as 1,000 people on board. Only 114 people survived.
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June 3, 1996 | From Reuters
Entombed alive for two days inside the submerged hull of the Lake Victoria ferry, MV Bukoba, an African businessman wrote a desperate last note. "We sealed the door with bedsheets, and the only thing we need is oxygen. We lived until the 23rd, but now we are finished." The vessel sank May 21 with as many as 1,000 people on board. Only 114 people survived.
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May 24, 1996 | From Reuters
A survivor of East Africa's worst shipping disaster said Thursday that crew members threatened to throw passengers overboard when they wanted to dump the doomed ferry's cargo of bananas into Lake Victoria. Officials, survivors and witnesses cited a series of errors before and after the capsizing of the MV Bukoba on Tuesday, killing more than 500 people.
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May 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The captain and crew of an overloaded ferry that sank in Lake Victoria were charged with causing the deaths of hundreds of passengers. Capt. Jumanne Rume Mwiru and eight crew members were charged in a magistrate's court in Mwanza, on the southern shore of the lake about eight miles from where the MV Bukoba sank May 21. The Bukoba carried hundreds more passengers than its capacity of 441 on the 12-hour voyage.
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May 22, 1996 | From Washington Post
A Tanzanian ferry crammed with passengers--many of them teenagers returning home from school--capsized in Lake Victoria early Tuesday, and reports from the scene said hundreds of people drowned.
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May 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The captain and crew of an overloaded ferry that sank in Lake Victoria were charged with causing the deaths of hundreds of passengers. Capt. Jumanne Rume Mwiru and eight crew members were charged in a magistrate's court in Mwanza, on the southern shore of the lake about eight miles from where the MV Bukoba sank May 21. The Bukoba carried hundreds more passengers than its capacity of 441 on the 12-hour voyage.
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May 24, 1996 | From Reuters
A survivor of East Africa's worst shipping disaster said Thursday that crew members threatened to throw passengers overboard when they wanted to dump the doomed ferry's cargo of bananas into Lake Victoria. Officials, survivors and witnesses cited a series of errors before and after the capsizing of the MV Bukoba on Tuesday, killing more than 500 people.
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May 22, 1996 | From Washington Post
A Tanzanian ferry crammed with passengers--many of them teenagers returning home from school--capsized in Lake Victoria early Tuesday, and reports from the scene said hundreds of people drowned.
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