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CAPSIZE BOAT: What we know

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Added 25th November 2018 03:37 AM

The survivors New Vision talked to before they were whisked away in a bus were in shock and thankful to God for having cheated death.

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The survivors New Vision talked to before they were whisked away in a bus were in shock and thankful to God for having cheated death.

The marine units of the Uganda Police Force and the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) are still carrying out a joint rescue operation (Photo by David Sekayombya)

ACCIDENT

LAKE VICTORIA - So far, 14 people have been confirmed dead from the ill-fated boat that capsized in Lake Victoria at around 6pm Saturday evening. 

The bodies have been taken to Mulago national referral hospital.

Some of the rescued survivors have been driven away to a non-disclosed place from Mutima landing site in Mukono were the offloading of those rescued is taking place by security forces.

The survivors New Vision talked to before they were whisked away in a bus were in shock and thankful to God for having cheated death. 

Prince David Wasajja, the brother of to the king of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II was not in the bus but he also survived. The marine units of the Uganda Police Force and the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) are still carrying out a joint rescue operation under the darkness of the night.

  Locals and security personnel camped at Mutima landing site in Mukono photo by David Sekayombya

 

 Locals camped at Mutima landing site in Mukono photo by David Sekayombya

It is not yet clear why the boat capsized.

About 15 vehicles belonging to revelers are still parked at KK Beach.

Cars parked include an Alphard, Mark II, about three Noahs, a Land Cruiser Prado TX, Mazida, Mark II, Rainout, Spacio, Premio, Pajero GDI among others.

 Some of the cars parked at KK beach in Ggaba. Photo by Conan Businge

 Some of the cars parked at KK beach in Ggaba. Photo by Conan Businge

 Some of the cars parked at KK beach in Ggaba. Photo by Conan Businge

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