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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Tanzania ferry disaster

The Secretary-General is saddened by reports that scores of people have died, many others have been injured and dozens are missing, after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, in Ukurewe district, in Mwanza, Tanzania, on 20 September. 

The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.   

The United Nations expresses its solidarity with Tanzania during this difficult time and stands ready to support as required.


Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 21 September 2018


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