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    Rescuers search for missing Tanzanian plane passengers after crash

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    Rescue operation ongoing

    No fewer than 19 people are dead, as a Tanzanian passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in an attempt to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba.

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    Commercial Tanzanian passenger plane crashes into Lake.

    The tragedy, which occurred around 08:50 local time, has been blamed on bad weather.

    There were 43 people on board and only 24 survivors have been accounted for.

    The two pilots, who initially survived and managed to speak to local officials from the cockpit, are yet to be seen.

    Rescuers, including fishermen, were able to wade through the water to bring some of those still inside the plane to safety.

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    Emergency workers have used ropes to pull the ATR-42 aircraft even closer to the shore at the end of the Bukoba airport runway, and some of the plane’s body is now above the water.

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    One of the crash survivors, Richard Komba, told reporters that when the plane was about to land, the weather had deteriorated, forcing the pilot to reroute the aircraft.

    “We were then informed that we would be landing shortly, but there was heavy turbulence. We later found ourselves in the lake,” Mr Komba said.

    “Water then entered the plane and those sitting near the front were covered by it. I was in the back seat and most of us in the back of the plane struggled to get out.”

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    He said one cabin crew member was struggling to open the aircraft’s door, but he was eventually able to be freed.

    “When we got out, no boat was there – it took quite long to get rescued but the boat that came was not so good, it was a canoe.”

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    He said other rescue boats arrived minutes later.

    Tanzania’s Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, said the rescued passengers are receiving treatment in a hospital and were not seriously injured, “but they are shocked and worried”.

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    After visiting the scene of the incident, Majaliwa promised that an extensive investigation would be carried out to determine the full causes of the crash.

    “We are still identifying the bodies, but it is highly likely that the pilots might have perished,” he said.

    The airport has been closed until further notice.

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    President Samia Suluhu Hassan has given her condolences to those affected and called for calm as rescue operation continues.

    The plane, operated by Precision Air – Tanzania’s largest private airline, was flying from Das es Salaam to Bukoba via Mwanza.

     

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    Three Best Electrical Wires and Cables in Nigeria 2024

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    Cables come in different materials, casing, and sizes to accommodate different electrical loads and different conditions in which they’ll be used. While they can be made of aluminium or other materials, most electrical wires are copper.

    Safety is the most important factor to consider when choosing an electrical cable. Because cables are the primary carrier of electricity in your home, you need to make sure every aspect of safety is taken into account. Electric wires are designed to withstand constant electrical current, which means they won’t cause a fire in the event of an accident/short circuit.

    Power cables and wires are one of the most common causes of electrical failure. People often overlook the importance of this material. A good power cable must perform better in the event of electrical failure, overload or sudden electrical spikes. It should also be fire-retardant in the event of any danger.  We have put together the best 4 electrical wires in Nigeria for 2024.

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    Nigeria is home to a wide variety of wire and cable brands, most of which are produced in the country. We have compiled a list of the best wire and cable brands to help you find the right one for your needs.

    1. Zobis Cables & Wires is a leading brand of electrical cables. It specializes in the development and deployment of advanced house-wiring and industrial cables to meet the needs of energy and industrial companies. Their range of technologies and solutions are revolutionizing the way the industry operates today and into the future. They guarantee safety through quality and technology, and their cables are designed to withstand extreme conditions.

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    2. Cutix wires and cables represent a pinnacle in electrical engineering, tailored for both advanced house-wiring and industrial applications. They cater to energy and industrial sectors seeking heightened efficiency, reliability, and safety in their operations. With a versatile range of technologies and solutions, Cutix is reshaping the industry landscape, guaranteeing safety through top-notch quality and innovative technology. Designed to thrive in harsh conditions, these cables epitomize durability and resilience.

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    3. Coleman wires and cables stand out as the premier choice for electricity distribution across Nigeria. At Coleman Wires and Cables, we prioritize excellence in manufacturing, dedicated to producing wires and cables that consistently surpass our customers’ needs. Our commitment extends to aligning with key stakeholders and adhering to ISO 9001:2015 standards, ensuring our products consistently deliver the highest quality possible.

     

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    Online Confrontation Erupts as Man Urges Internet Spiritualist Uzihben to Embrace Christianity, Met with Counterclaim

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    In a digitally-fueled confrontation that sparked intense debate across social media platforms, an unknown individual challenged prominent Internet Spiritualist Uzihben to embrace Christianity, only to receive a counterclaim from Uzihben urging him to reconnect with his ancestral roots. The fiery exchange of words unfolded on October 3, 2023, and has since become a hot topic of discussion in online communities.

    The dispute, which originated on Uzihben’s social media channel, began when a man, a devout Christian, publicly implored Uzihben to accept Jesus Christ as his savior and renounce his spiritualist beliefs. The man argued that Christianity provided the path to salvation and spiritual enlightenment.

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    In response to the man’s call for conversion, Uzihben retorted with a message emphasizing the importance of ancestral reverence and heritage. Uzihben encouraged the to explore his own ancestral spirituality and traditions, arguing that connecting with one’s roots can be a profound and fulfilling spiritual journey.

    The online exchange escalated as both parties defended their respective beliefs and perspectives. The man reiterated his conviction that Christianity offered the ultimate spiritual truth and salvation, while Uzihben emphasized the value of diverse spiritual paths and the need to respect individual choices.

    As the debate raged on, observers on social media weighed in with a variety of opinions. Some supported the man’s efforts to share his faith, while others praised Uzihben for championing the idea of exploring one’s cultural and ancestral heritage as a source of spiritual fulfillment.

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    While the exchange remained largely civil, it underscored the ongoing tension between different belief systems and the challenges of religious and spiritual dialogue in the age of the internet. The encounter left both the man and Uzihben with firm convictions in their respective faiths and worldviews.

    In the aftermath of this online confrontation, discussions on the role of religion, spirituality, and cultural heritage in personal belief systems continued to reverberate through online communities. It served as a reminder of the diversity of perspectives and the importance of respectful dialogue in an increasingly interconnected world.

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    As the digital age continues to foster global conversations about spirituality and belief, exchanges like this one remind us of the need for tolerance, empathy, and understanding in navigating the complex landscape of faith and spirituality in the modern era.

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    How much is Nigeria International Passport 2023

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    In the year 2023, the cost of the standard 32 pages passport is N70,000 and 64 pages cost N100,000.

     

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