Tanzanian planes crash into Lake Victoria killing 32 people

19 dead after commercial aircraft crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania

Two Boeing 737-800 airliners and a cargo jet were involved in the two crashes on Saturday into the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania’s northern border region, killing at least 32 people.

It brings the number of victims in the two disasters, which each left up to 100 people dead, to 35 people, with a further four still missing on Sunday.

The two crashes have prompted global outrage and prompted authorities to issue evacuation warnings across the African country, with the possibility of a third incident possible.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft were flying a weekly passenger route between Nairobi and Mwanza, passing over Lake Victoria, according to flight data recordings.

The two other aircraft involved were a Boeing 737 and a Boeing 777, according to Tanzania’s Ministry of Transport.

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A passenger looks out of the window of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it approaches Kilimanjaro International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 29, 2018

A passenger looks out of the window of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it approaches Kilimanjaro International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 29, 2018

A passenger looks out of the window of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it approaches Kilimanjaro International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 29, 2018

A passenger looks out of the window of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it approaches Kilimanjaro International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 29, 2018

Tanzania aviation authorities have expressed’regret’ over the crash of the two planes.

A spokesman for the government said: ‘We are not surprised by this tragic loss of life.

‘Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with the families of the deceased and with all those affected by this accident.’

The spokesman added that emergency workers are currently looking at the site.

No one on the ground was injured in the two crashes and there were no reported fatalities caused by the incidents.

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