5 People Dead as Boat Drowns in Lake Victoria

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Uganda Police Marine Unit has confirmed the drowning of five people after a boat they were travelling in capsized on Lake Victoria in the wee hours of Tuesday.

According to the Uganda Police Marine Unit Spokesperson, ASP Antony Amanya, the accident was caused by engine failure and bad weather but the boat was not in good shape.

He added that it was not licensed to operate on the Lake.

Amanya said with efforts from sister security agencies, 11 people were rescued, three bodies recovered and a search for two missing persons is still going on.

The boat was on its way to Nakiwogo landing site from Bussi Island in Wakiso District.

Last year, 20 people drowned when a boat they were travelling in capsized near Kasenyi Landing Site on Lake Victoria in Katabi Town Council.

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