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Boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

2012-03-03 10:22

Kampala - At least 60 people were on a boat that capsized on Lake Victoria in Uganda late on Thursday, according to the sole survivor found so far, a regional police spokesperson said on Saturday.

"The survivor said there were many people on the boat, about 60, and that it was overloaded," Lameck Kigozi told AFP by telephone, adding the figure was an estimate and police had no exact number for passengers and crew.

The survivor told police the boat had left Kiyindi at around 19:30 on Thursday and was heading to the Buvuma islands, but that they were hit by a wave which overturned the boat.

"The man says he clung onto a jerry can until the morning of Friday when he was found by another boat which rescued him," Kigozi said.

Comments
  • Michael - 2012-03-03 11:43

    Ahh man sad stuff, ive been taking alot of boat and canoe rides and alot of us Africans cant swim! comon guys lets learn this ish, might save your life.

  • Kagiso - 2012-03-04 21:26

    unfortunately most of these boats are overloaded, as these boat crews are so greedy tht they would rather put people's lives on line in a bid to make more money

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