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Boat accident on Lake Victoria leaves 20 dead

(Last Updated On: 2 August 2023)

News in Brief

Kampala | Twenty people are confirmed dead after a boat capsiized on Lake Victory on Wednesday morning. 

The number of people who were on board are allegeded to be 34.

The incident happened at 5 am. “So far 20, people have been confirmed dead, and nine (9) rescued,” SSP Onyango Patrick, PRO, KMP said.

Onyango said the boat was carrying bags of charcoal, fresh foods, silver fish, among others.

“The cause of accident is attributed to overloading and bad weather.

“Rescue efforts are underway with teams from Police Marines, UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit and local community on the waters trying to locate the missing people.

We appeal to members of the public who travel on waters to always wear life jackets and not to over load their vessels

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