Six People Feared Dead As Two Boats Capsize In Lake Victoria

Six People Feared Dead As Two Boats Capsize In Lake Victoria

The Police marine is looking for six people who died in two boat accidents on Lake Victoria on Wednesday.

This has been confirmed by Kampala Metropolitan Police saying the first incident occurred on a boat travelling from Kasi islands to Katosi in Mukono district. It had two occupants on board, an unidentified woman and a man.

“It was also stuffed with food. It sank due to overloaded cargo and bad weather,” reads part of the statement.

The woman drowned and the man was rescued by fishmongers.

Police further revealed that the second incident involved a transport boat from Kiseba islands heading to Katosi in Mukono.

This was carrying 11 people on board. It had 100 bags of charcoal, 40 bags of silverfish and other personal belongings.

Reports indicate that it capsized between Jana and Kimmi.

At least six (06) people were rescued by another transport boat but five (05) people are still missing.

Meanwhile, police have attributed the cause of accidents to overloading and bad weather.

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