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Hundreds missing after ferry capsizes in Tanzania

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Hundreds missing after ferry capsizes in Tanzania

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More than 100 people are now known to have died after a ferry with more than 500 people on board capsized off the coast of Tanzania.

Zanzibar police say as many as 260 passengers have been accounted for but scores of others are missing.

Rescue vessels along with local fishing boats are on hand to help assist survivors and recover bodies.

The cause of the overnight tragedy has yet to be confirmed though strong ocean winds had been reported in the area.