At least 19 dead in plane crash

Tanzania: At least 19 dead in plane crash

At least 19 people were killed in the crash of the plane which plunged into Lake Victoria, Tanzania, on Sunday after a failed landing at Bokuba airport, Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa announced.

Addressing the crowd during his visit to the crash site, the Prime Minister said that “all Tanzanians are with you in mourning after the death of 19 people in the accident”.

In a previous report, the airline Precision Air had indicated that a total of 26 people were rescued in rescue operations which were still continuing, specifying that the plane was carrying 39 passengers, including a child, as well as 4 members of ‘crew.

Early in the morning, the plane, which was about to land at Bukoba airport from Dar es Salaam, encountered difficulties due to bad weather and ended up in the lake.

Video images posted on social media show that the plane is not completely submerged in water.

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