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Ethiopia - Boating Accident Kills Five On Lake Tana
Source: Sudan Tribune
Addis Ababa — At least five people died when a boat carrying 110 passengers overturned on Lake Tana in Ethiopia's north western region of Amhara on Monday, police told Sudan Tribune. The boat was travelling to attend a religious event at an island monastery in the Derji area of Lake Tana, which is the source of the Blue Nile River.
Local residents helped the rescue operation. "The boat overturned when it was only 20 meters away from reaching the port" Amhara's regional police commission information officer, Solomon Mohamed, told Sudan Tribune.
The cause of the accident is yet to be announced, however initial reports blame bad weather conditions. "There was heavy rain that led into sudden strong wave which is believed to be cause to the accident" the police spokesperson added.
Reached by phone, a survivor said that the boat which belongs to the government owned Tana Transport Enterprise (TTE), was overcrowded. The captain of the boat survived and is reported to have told accident investigators that the boat may have overturned after passengers moved suddenly to one side of the boat.
No arrests were made in connection with the accident. Lake Tana which covers an area of 2,156 sq km has 37 islands among them some 20 have churches and monasteries that have ancient religious relics and historic treasures.
Every year thousands of tourists visit Lake Tana's historic churches and monasteries. With the flow of tourists to Lake Tana increasing by over 45% in 2012 compared to the previous year the religious sites are a valuable source of income for Ethiopia.
This is become like a bangladeshi bout accident . Do not they have a passenger limit? Arrest the greedy bout owner and throw him from that bout to starved crocodiles..
No, first the government should be the responsible one, the rule and regulations such as safety rules life jackets should have been implemented and enforced to anyone riding a personal watercraft or being towed by one must also wear an appropriate life vest. The state of Bahr Dare regulations should require that a Type I, II or III personal flotation device in good condition and of appropriate size be accessible for each person on board a recreational vessel, including canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other non-motorized craft. I think they should seek professional advice since the Navy is goon these should be under Ethio Shipping Line.
SAD DAY FOR US. RIP
The driver of that boat needs to be sober or they will ticket you for a DUI. “Anytime you mix water and alcohol it’s not a good deal(ጉሽ ጠላ ጠጥቶ ከሆነ, “ Even the passenger of the people for boating if they are under the influence, they can get a charge that can come with court costs, jail time and fines. It is illegal to drive a boat with a .08 blood alcohol limit, the same as a DUI in a car American’s.እነዚህ ተሳፋሪ ሰዎች የላይፍ ጃኬት ያደርጋሉ ወይስ ዝምብለው ነው ጀልባላይ ወጥተው የሚጉዋጉዋዙት እንደ እንስሳ ከብት የባህር ዳር መስተዳደር ምንድን ነው የሚሰራው አምስቱ የሞቱት ሰዎች ጀልባው ሲገለበጥ ራሳቸውን እንኩዋን ቢስቱ ወይም መዋኜት እንኩዋን ባይችሉ የላይፍ ጃኬቱን አድርገው ቢሆን ኖሮ የነፍስ ደራሾች ተንሳፈው ያገኙቸው ነበረ በውሃውላይ ለ 30ደቂቃ የሚያህል ጊዘ ግን ጅብ ከሔደ ውሻ ይጮሃል ነው የሚባለው ወያኔ ስርአት ውስጥ,
የጀልባው ሰው የመሸከም አቅሙ ምንያህል ነው ፤አገሩን ወያኔዎች ሰው የረከሰበት አድርገዎታል የባህር ዳር መስተዳደ በነጭ ቱሪስትም ህይወትም ነፍስም እንደዚህ ነው የምትጫወቱት; የኢትዮፒያ ቱሪዝም ኮሚሽን አሳፋሪ ወራዶች ናችሁ ልብ ያለው ልብ ይበል አለ
Most the boating passengers people they think they can swim, but when you get knocked out of a boat it’s kind of impossible, the water is a lot bigger force than you are
Corrupt Capt blaming passengers for tipping over boat…He’ll be arrested for overcrowding and keeping excess quota money for himself.
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