29 Perish, Several Missing After Boat Capsizes In Lake Victoria


29 people have been reported dead after a boat capsized in Lake Victoria on Saturday evening. 40 others were rescued, according to the Ugandan police, while several remain missing.

The accident involved a boat which was occupied by revelers, in Mpatta Sub-county in Mukono District, Uganda.

“The Uganda Police Force Marine Unit rescued over 40 people alive in Lake Victoria. Ten died. The rescue mission is still on to find others,” police spokesman Emilian Kayima said.

The cause of the accident is yet to be established.

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This comes barely two months after a similar incident in Tanzania which left over 200 people dead.

In September, Tanzania’s MV Nyerere ferry capsized in Lake Victoria leaving at least 224 people dead.

Here’s the video showing the last moments of the revelers before the boat capsized:-

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Written by Francis Muli

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