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One dies, seven survive as boat capsizes in Hoima

By Ismael Kasooha

Added 27th May 2020 10:10 PM

The boat was reportedly carrying eight passengers from Kakoma landing site, heading to Walukuba landing site in Buliisa district following an enforcement by joint security forces to vacate from illegal landing sites.

One dies, seven survive as boat capsizes in Hoima

The body of Owonda Cwinyai being prepared for burial. Photo by Ismael Kasooha

The boat was reportedly carrying eight passengers from Kakoma landing site, heading to Walukuba landing site in Buliisa district following an enforcement by joint security forces to vacate from illegal landing sites.

One person drowned in Lake Albert while seven were rescued after a canoe boat they were sailing in capsized near Runga landing site in Kigorobya sub-county, Hoima district on Tuesday.
 
The boat was reportedly carrying eight passengers from Kakoma landing site, heading to Walukuba landing site in Buliisa district following an enforcement by joint security forces to vacate from illegal landing sites.
 
The deceased has been identified as Owonda Cwinyai aged 20.
 

Residents watch in desbelief following Owonda Cwinyai's death. Photo by Ismael Kasooha

 
Albertine region police spokesperson Julius Hakiza said the sailors had overloaded the canoe with household items.
 
This accident comes just a day after eight people died in a boat accident near Ususa landing site in Kyangwali sub-county, Kikuube district.
 
Meanwhile, three bodies out of eight people who died near Ususa have been retrieved.
 
The bodies were of 56-year-old Piwegi Abyola, 27-year-old Ajaru Owonda and one only identified as Juma, all residents of Ususa landing site.

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