23 people discharged from hospital after plane crash incident in Tanzania: official

2022-11-09 08:05:35Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

Twenty-three out of 24 people who were rescued from a plane crash into Lake Victoria on Sunday morning in Tanzania have been discharged from hospital, an official said Tuesday.

The Deputy Minister for Health Godwin Mollel said the 23 people who were admitted to the state-run Kagera regional hospital have been discharged and collected by relatives, adding one other passenger remains under medical care.

Mollel said President Samia Suluhu Hassan had directed that all the rescued should receive medical treatment wherever in the country under government expenses.

On Monday, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said that 17 passengers and two pilots were killed after Precision Air's ATR-48 aircraft crash-landed in Lake Victoria on Sunday at around 8:20 a.m. local time as it approached Bukoba airport from the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.

The statement meanwhile said a total of 24 people, including 22 passengers and two cabin crew members, were rescued. 


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