The boat is thought to have been carrying more than 90 people. In the meantime, Police have intensified search for the missing bodies with the help of professional divers and police chopper. Uganda’s military also said it was helping the Police with the rescue operation.
The cause of the accident remains unknown as authorities are yet to comment on why the Vessel sank. The boat was destined for Lake Victoria’s Mutima Island, about 60km east of Kampala. Reacting to the latest accident, President Yoweri Museveni said the unfortunate boat was unregistered, unlicensed and possibly uninsured. The private boat owned by a certain Templa Bissase and wife.
Reports say Boat accidents are increasingly common on East Africa’s major lakes including Lake Victoria, which is surrounded by Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
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