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Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria, rescue underway

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 (Reuters) – A passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday while attempting to land in stormy weather at an airport in the lakeside city of Bukoba, the state broadcaster said.

Fifteen people have been rescued so far but it was not known how many passengers were on board the Precision Air flight or whether there were any fatalities, Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) reported.

The aircraft, which had departed from the capital, Dar es Salaam, “fell in Lake Victoria this morning due to storms and heavy rains”, TBC reported.

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