A Tanzanian ferry capsized in Lake Victoria on Thursday with an unknown number of people on board.
Photos from the scene showed dozens of people clinging to the ferry after it tumbled.
Authorities led rescue efforts after MV Nyerere ferry, that plies Ukala and Bugolora-in Ukerewe, Mwanza, sunk.
The Tanzania Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency confirmed the accident.
In a statement, TEMESA called on members of the public to be calm saying more communication would be made in due time.
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