Over 30 people had been confirmed dead by Sunday evening as the search team continued to look for more bodies or survivors.
The Police and UPDF teams say hope of finding any survivors has diminished as time goes by.
It was tears and sorrow as relative picked bodies of their loved ones.
First deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali flagged off the first bodies to be released at about 2:00pm. The first bodies to be released were of Isaac Kayongo and Esther.
Many people were seen making frantic calls, perhaps informing other relatives about the tragedy
Moses Ali said after postmortem, the bodies should be released to their realtives for burial.
The whole area was in chaos as more numbers of people kept pouring in.
Police had to be called to calm down the situation.
Sad moments indeed
Nobody seemed to know what to do next as bodies kept coming in
Relatives mingled and moved about as they waited for the bodies
Sadness was written on everyone's face
Everyone sought out a friend for comfort
Ambulance sirens were the order of the day
Even journalists rushed to Mulago Hospital to capture the events and inform the country
To some, the fun of the MTN marathon quickly turned into wails when they learnt that their loved ones had perished in a boat accident
Funeral companies rushed to Mulago Hospital