5 feared dead as boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

Posted: 2019-04-03T10:57:55Z Read: 787 times
5 feared dead as boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

At least five people are feared after a boat they were sailing on hit a rock and capsized on Lake Victoria in Kalangala. Police in Greater Masaka has launched a search mission for the missing people. The incident happened on 5Tuesday evening.


According to police reports, ten passengers were on the boat from Bukasa Islands heading to Mukono, but the misfortune befell them near Nkese island where their journey was concluded after their boat hit a rock and it capsized. Fishermen managed to rescue five.


A joint search is currently on by police marine personnel and local fishermen. Its alleged that the boat was overloaded with charcoal according to the survivors.