20 Confirmed Dead from Capsized Boat on Lake Victoria

20 have been confirmed dead from the capsized boat on Lake Victoria. Of these 9 have been rescued. The accident according to reports came as a result of overloading and bad weather. The overloaded boat was carrying 34 people and cargo on Lake Victoria.

For over 3 hours now rescue efforts are ongoing led by the Police Marines, UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit, and local community in search of missing individuals.

The boat was sailing from Lwanabatya and Ntuuwa Landing Sites, Kalangala District, heading to Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District.

The police through a press release from Onyango Patrick
PRO Kampala Metropolitan, is urging sailors to stick to using life jackets as the police tightens patrols.

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