Ferry Accident on Lake Victoria

Update on Lake Victoria incident: 32 people have been confirmed dead and 27 rescued from the boat the capsized in Lake Victoria. This is according the Uganda Police Spokesman Patrick Onyango.

He added on that the Marine team are doing whatever they can to find more bodies.

The Mutima Beach in Mukono District is filled with occasional screams & cries from relatives & friends waiting for news of their loved ones. It’s alleged that over 120 people were aboard the boat before the sudden incident.

The boat owner, Templa Bisase’s body was retrieved this morning. His wife’s body was retrieved last night.

NO MORE HOPE TO RETRIEVE ANY SURVIVORS

Deputy UPDF Spokesperson, Lt.Col Deo Akiiki says that so far they have retrieved 9 of the trapped bodies who adds to the 13 recovered last night and that Air Force and Police helicopters have been deployed to do air surveillance to locate possible floating bodies.

“We have lost hope in retrieving survivors since the boat capsized more than 15 hours ago”

UPDF says their Marine divers located and marked the wreckage Sunday morning at 7:00am and that they are working with the Uganda Police to rescue bodies trapped in the wreckage.

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