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Lake Victoria, Tanzania ferry disaster death toll doubles

Lake Victoria, Tanzania ferry disaster death toll doubles

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At least 94 people have known to have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say.It is feared that more than 200 people may have drowned. Recovery efforts have resumed after being halted overnight.The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near the shore of Ukara island on its way from Bugorora.It is thought the overloaded vessel tipped over when crowds on board moved to one side as it docked.Local media say the ferry's official capacity was 100 people but officials say the vessel was carrying more than 400 passengers when it capsized.Africa Live: Updates on this and other storiesThe BBC's Aboubakar Famau in Tanzania says fear has gripped residents of Mwanza region as they await to hear...
Quake victims 'buried alive' as death toll rises

Quake victims 'buried alive' as death toll rises

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The number of people killed in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake in Indonesia has risen to 131. Nearly 1,500 people have been injured, with 156,000 displaced after the tremors caused extensive damage to their homes. Image: 1,500 were injured by the quake, which happened on Sunday The 6.7-magnitude quake struck Lombok, an island neighbouring the popular tourist destination of Bali, on Sunday.Six days earlier, a 6.4-magnitude quake killed 16 people and weakened many structures. 0:48 ...
Iran earthquake survivors plead for help as death toll rises

Iran earthquake survivors plead for help as death toll rises

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Iranians living outdoors in bitterly cold temperatures after an earthquake are making desperate pleas for help.More than 430 people were killed and about 7,000 injured when the quake hit near the Iran-Iraq border on Sunday.The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit Kermanshah province, where hundreds of homes were destroyed.President Hassan Rouhani, visiting the region, said state-built houses suffered more damage, and those responsible would be held accountable.Temperatures in Kermanshah province fell close to freezing for the second night in succession.Ali Gulani, 42, lives in the province's badly-hit town of Qasr-e-Shirin, and told BBC Persian people were burning crates to try to stay warm."We are living in a tent and we don't have enough food or water," he said. "You can ...
Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

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Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems - an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says.Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life.Three in five said their condition made them feel down. Of those in employment, 16% felt discriminated against at work - and 7% had not even told their employer about their diabetes.Clare (not her real name), 26, says she had to quit her job as a management consultant as a direct result of her diabetes.She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. Despite being one of 4.5 million people affected by the condition in the UK, she says the "lack of understanding" she encountered in the workplace left her feeling "frustrated, anxious and stressed"."I was const...
The Latest: Death toll from Somalia blast rises to 276

The Latest: Death toll from Somalia blast rises to 276

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The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Somalia's information minister Abdirahman Osman says the death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Mogadishu has risen to 276, with about 300 people injured. It is the deadliest single attack in Somalia's history. The toll is expected to rise. Somalia's government has blamed the al-Shabab extremist group, which has not yet commented. ——— 12:40 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is "sickened" by the deadliest single attack in Somalia's history. Guterres in a tweet Sunday night urged "unity in the face of terrorism." Saturday's truck bombing in Mogadishu killed at least 231 people. Another 275 are hurt. Somalia's government has blamed the al-Shabab extremist group, which has not yet commented. Off