Four people have been charged with causing the deaths of 203 people when an over-crowded ferry sank off Nungwi, a beach resort north of Zanzibar Island, in the early hours of 10 September.

The captain of the MV Spice Islander I ferry, Said Abdallah Kinyanyite, who was possibly among those drowned, was charged in absentia at the Zanzibar High Court on 16 September. Also charged were one of the ferry