22 dead, 60 feared drowned after Uganda boat sinks

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In Uganda, 22 people have lost their lives and over 60 feared drowned after a boat sank in Lake Victoria on Saturday.

“Twenty-two bodies have been recovered and 26 people rescued,” said Asuman Mugenyi, director of operations for the Uganda police. “According to one of the survivors there were more than 90 people on board.”

Mugenyi said overloading and bad weather were likely to blame.

22 bodies have been recovered and 26 people rescued.

The boat, on which party-goers were drinking, dancing and listening to music, sank a short distance from the shore off Mutima in Mukono District, close to capital Kampala.

 

(Featured image: SABC News)

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