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29 Perish, Several Missing After Boat Capsizes In Lake Victoria

IMAGE/ COURTESY
IMAGE/ COURTESY

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.

Read: Police Chief Inspector Kills Junior Colleague In Unclear Circumstances in Kiambu

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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Francis Muli

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.

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