9 Killed In Ugandan Boat Tragedy

 9 Killed In Ugandan Boat Tragedy

At least nine people have been killed and 21 others are missing, according to local news media, after a boat carrying a Ugandan football team and their fans capsized in Lake Albert – Africa’s seventh largest lake.
The passengers, who were from Kaweibanda village in the western district of Buliisa, were travelling to Hoima District for a football match as part of the Christmas Day festivities on Sunday, the Ugandan news agency Daily Monitor said.
Daily Monitor quoted John Rutagira, a police official from Buliisa, as saying out of a total of 45 people on board the boat, nine bodies had been recovered and 15 others were confirmed as survivors of the accident.
“They overloaded the boat. Eyewitnesses have told police that most of the passengers sat on one side of the boat making it lose balance,” Rutagira said on Monday.

LTV

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