Sunday, 3 June 2007

Passengers panic as MV Victoria stalls near Mwanza

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Khalfan Said and George Ramadhan, Mwanza

Passengers on mv Victoria, which was sailing from Bukoba to Mwanza, were yesterday cast into tremendous panic when the ship`s engines switched off for two hours, 30 kilometres from Mwanza port and stalled briefly only 100 metres from the port.

One of the passengers who declined to give his name said they were gripped with fear as they remembered the fateful mv Bukoba, which capsized in 1996, entombing nearly 1,000 people.

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