A man has been found alive inside a Tanzanian ferry two days after it capsized, as the official death toll reached over 200.
The engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella said.
He is understood to have shut himself inside an air pocket in the engine room when the badly overcrowded vessel overturned on Thursday on Lake Victoria in the final stretch before reaching shore.
His condition was not immediately known.
Officials said search efforts on the ferry are now ending so work can focus on identifying the 209 bodies found so far.
Families of victims have gathered at the scene to identify the dead.
It is not known how many people were on board the overloaded ferry, which had a capacity of 101, when it capsized on the final stretch before shore on Thursday afternoon as passengers moved around to prepare to disembark.
President John Magufuli has ordered the arrests of those responsible for what he called a ‘great disaster for our nation’.
Colourful coffins can be seen in pictures by the shore.
The ferry tipped as people returning from a busy market day with their goods prepared to disembark, while horrified fishermen and others watched.
Officials on Friday said at least 40 people had been rescued.