TZ takes over search for bodies of Malawians

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The Tanzanian government has sent fifteen divers to search for the bodies of twelve Malawians who died when a boat sank on Lake Malawi in the early hours of Saturday.

Speaking at the official welcoming of the fifteen divers on Tuesday, Tanzanian high commissioner Victoria Richard Mwakasege said the team has experts who have the skills to search for the bodies.

Lake MalawiThe fifteen divers are to search Lake Malawi but with limits on some areas as some points are much deeper and difficult for searching.

The twelve Malawians were sailing on Lake Malawi from Mbamba Bay in Tanzania to Nkhata Bay in Malawi using the Tanzanian boat MV Mapeza.

A Malawian official Chikumbutso Ziyaya said the Tanzanian boat had developed a fault on an outlet pump which was supposed to be draining water.

According to Ziyaya, when a rescue team arrived at the scene they found that the boat had already sunk.

The team of divers from Malawi cancelled the search as they did not find any body after searching for days.

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  1. Dziko lathu ndilodzadza ndintendele popeza nkhondo yamfuti kulibe,kma a Tanzania chonde musatione chikhalidwe chathu,becareful

  2. Dziko lathu ndilodzadza ndintendele popeza nkhondo yamfuti kulibe,kma a Tanzania chonde musatione chikhalidwe chathu,becareful

  3. tanzania knows malawi govt doesn’t care about north issues cos in their mindset they believe north is not part of malawi.Ukakhala ndi munda osalimamo anthu odusa amadzalima e.g TZ

  4. imeneyo amati SAR, search and rescue, siimatengela kuti anthu ndi akuti ai. mw was supposed to be first on the scene. komaso diving ndiye kuti akufufuza katundu, izi zimafuna sophisticated equipment. bodies float after two or three days. with the mwera winds the bodies have drifted further north.

  5. Wht I knw is tht water is 4 the fish, the sky is 4 the birds, mountains are 4 the monkeys, a human being is 4 the ground. People like things. I saw people crying when another white family had drowned in water when their upstairs house built beside the sea collapsed coz of heavy tidal wind frm the sea(TSUNAMI). I didn’t cry coz adaziyambs dala kumanga NYUMBA pangozi. Wanthu ukonda zinthu. Leave playing in water 4 crocodiles.

  6. Hey don’t mislead people….the truth is that people whose missing are Tanzanian nationals not Malawians… Do you think Tanzania cud take such initiative had it been that accident was involved with Malawian nationals…..find reliable sources before publishing stories

  7. Hey don’t mislead people….the truth is that people whose missing are Tanzanian nationals not Malawians… Do you think Tanzania cud take such initiative had it been that accident was involved with Malawian nationals…..find reliable sources before publishing stories

  8. Hey don’t mislead people….the truth is that people whose missing are Tanzanian nationals not Malawians… Do you think Tanzania cud take such initiative had it been that accident was involved with Malawian nationals…..find reliable sources before publishing stories

  9. okumba afulu samada nkhawa ayi coz fulu sali ngati mbewa kuti ibulika nkuthawa.nyanja ndi yathu ife amalawi ndipo wina aliese akudziwa zoti nyanja ndiyamalawi.asiyeni atanzania apange matukutuku like finye but ife no mantha or kutukumukuka coz nyanjayo sangaisunthe kuti ipite kumbali yao or kukasintha zomwe zinalembedwa mmabuku its impossible.ifeo nde eni anyanjao ndipo or Mulungu wakumwamba sangalole kuti Tanzania ilande nyanja no matter kuti kaya ali ndizida zotani but God ll b our side ndipo tidzawakwapula koopsa atanzania chifukwa Mulungu wa izalayeli adzakhala akutimenyela nkhondo.ndife opha afulu ife amalawi no nkhawa

  10. okumba afulu samada nkhawa ayi coz fulu sali ngati mbewa kuti ibulika nkuthawa.nyanja ndi yathu ife amalawi ndipo wina aliese akudziwa zoti nyanja ndiyamalawi.asiyeni atanzania apange matukutuku like finye but ife no mantha or kutukumukuka coz nyanjayo sangaisunthe kuti ipite kumbali yao or kukasintha zomwe zinalembedwa mmabuku its impossible.ifeo nde eni anyanjao ndipo or Mulungu wakumwamba sangalole kuti Tanzania ilande nyanja no matter kuti kaya ali ndizida zotani but God ll b our side ndipo tidzawakwapula koopsa atanzania chifukwa Mulungu wa izalayeli adzakhala akutimenyela nkhondo.ndife opha afulu ife amalawi no nkhawa

  11. The fact that the incident occured here,it was supposed to be Malawi gvt responsibility to do the search no matter that the people who drowned r not Malawians. Kumanena chilungamo,zida zo gwilira ntchitoyi kumalawi kulibe,mwachitika bwanji?

  12. The fact that the incident occured here,it was supposed to be Malawi gvt responsibility to do the search no matter that the people who drowned r not Malawians. Kumanena chilungamo,zida zo gwilira ntchitoyi kumalawi kulibe,mwachitika bwanji?

  13. Jb was not stupid to sell that private jet to buy arms including boats, Muthalika is loved by Malawians but the guy is useless.He is good on promises and lies. We can not fight with Tanzania we have arrogant president. Muthalika is full of himself he has no heart at all worse those drown are northerners

  14. zapanyanja yathu zisawakhuze ife tilindi asilikali athu aku nevy akatsili am’mabzi apite akasake anthuwo osati zachambazo.kodi nyanjayi akuyitenga ngati yawo eetiii.

  15. Malawi24,some Publications are saying 12 people died,7 Tanzanians and 5 people their nationalities are not known. Who is telling us the truth? Send your news agents there to find out the truth kandimverere adanena za m’maluwa.

  16. Choncho Ndye Aleke Kutenga Nyanjayo Kukhala Yao , Anzathu Ali Nd Zoziyenere Zokhuza Panyanja Pano Ndiao Akukatisakira Abale Athu Boma Lathu Lili Neng’a Nkumati Nyanja Ndiyathu