Sky News –
A ferry carrying more than 250 people has capsized between the east African coast and the Zanzibar archipelago, killing at least 31 people.
Police commissioner Mussa Ali Mussa said 145 people, including some foreign tourists, had been rescued but a number remain missing.
The ferry, MV Skagit/Kalama, set sail from mainland Tanzania heading for Zanzibar, Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands and a popular tourist destination.
“The latest count that we have is 31 people dead and 145 were rescued. We have suspended the rescue operation for the night, but we will resume it at first light in the morning,” Mr Mussa said.
“The passenger boat had between 250 and 300 people on board when it capsized in rough seas.”
Government spokesman Yusuf Chunda said a foreigner was among those killed, but it was not clear how many others had been on board the vessel.
“One foreigner, a woman, is among the dead. Thirteen other foreigners were