“My sincere condolences to the people of Tanzania and to President Suluhu Samia Samia Suluhu Hassan for the loss of lives following the plane accident. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all the victims,” he tweeted.
The ATR-48 aircraft belonging to Precision Air plunged into Lake Victoria as it approached Bukoba Airport from the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.
The plane was carrying 39 passengers.
It is reported that the accident is related to bad weather but investigations are ongoing to establish the cause.
Tanzanian Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa has arrived in Bukoba District to join citizens for the funeral of the accident’s victims at Kaitaba Stadium.
He will be representing President Suluhu who is on a working visit to China.
Bukoba Airport is located on the shores of Lake Victoria.