Ferry accident on Lake Victoria claimed over 200 lives and left many missing. (Xinhua/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on September 25 sent condolences to Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli over a recent ferry accident on Lake Victoria in the East African country that claimed over 200 lives and left many missing.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also extended his condolences to Augustine Mahiga, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional and International Cooperation of Tanzania.

A passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, in Ukurewe district, in Mwanza region of Tanzania, on September 20. The country’s President has announced a four-day mourning for the victims.-VNA