Sep 21, 2018 08:42 Asia/Tehran

At least 160 people died when a passenger ferry carrying hundreds of passengers capsized in Lake Victoria , officials said.

Iran Press/Africa: The accident happened between two islands in Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, which straddles the borders of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

According to CNN, The exact number of those on board wasn't immediately known because the ferry was overloaded.

Reports varied but the ferry may have carried between 400 and 500 people, local media said.

By Thursday night, 37 people had been pulled out of the water by emergency teams during a rescue operation, which was halted because of poor visibility at the scene.


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