Announcement

Tanzania ferry disaster

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Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham: "On behalf of the British Government, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to those affected and their families.”

Speaking earlier today, the Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham said:

“I was deeply saddened by news of the ferry disaster off Tanzania earlier today which claimed the lives of so many people. On behalf of the British Government, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to those affected and their families.”

“When I visited Tanzania in May I was struck by how close the relationship is between our countries and the warmth and friendship of the Tanzanian people. At this difficult time, our thoughts are with the people of Tanzania as they come to terms with this terrible tragedy.”