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Twelve killed as bus plunges into Tanzanian lake: presidency

AFP  |  Nairobi 

Twelve people were killed today when the minibus they were travelling in plunged into Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania, according to a statement from the presidency.

President John Magufuli said he was "very shocked and deeply saddened at the of the death of 12 people when their vehicle tipped into" Africa's largest lake, which also spreads into Uganda and

The statement said the vehicle was on its way to drop passengers at a ferry station when it left the road and plunged into the lake.

Three passengers were saved by witnesses to the accident, local media reported.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 01:22 IST