As many as 15 people have been confirmed dead after a luxury boat reportedly capsized on Lake Victoria on Saturday, Police said.
Several others were rescued by local boats and the marines. In posts on their Twitter and Facebook pages, the Police said that 40 people had been rescued. “Our marine unit teams have rescued over 40 people alive. Ten confirmed dead. The rescue mission is still on to find others. Details to follow.”
It is not known yet how many people were on board at the time of the accident, which reportedly occurred in Mpatta sub-county in Mukono district, central Uganda. However there are reports that there are over 120 people who were onboard.
Prayers to the victims and families of the boat cruise party goers that capsized in lake Victoria. Among the survivors is Prince Wasajja who was among the group. He was rescued alive by the local boatmen who tried to save people.
Iryn Namubiru was there too and she has been reported safe.