The number of dead soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday, while search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies.
Families of victims gathered and prepared to claim the dead.
One relative told the Associated Press that he found his brother's body after three days.
The survivor, an engineer, was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters.
The Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation, which reported the new death toll, said he had shut himself into the engine room. His condition was not immediately known.
Coffins arrived, and the work would now focus on identifying bodies, Tanzania's defense chief Venance Mabeyo told reporters at the scene.
No one knows how many people had been on board the badly overloaded ferry, which officials said had a capacity of 101.
It capsized in the final stretch before shore on Thursday afternoon as people returning from a busy market day prepared to disembark, while horrified fishermen and others watched.
Officials on Friday said at least 40 people had been rescued.
President John Magufuli has ordered the arrests of those responsible.