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Two juveniles die in Lake Bunyonyi boat accident

By Stuart Yiga

Added 25th June 2020 11:04 AM

By press time, Kakuru’s body had been retrieved by local divers after seeing it floating on the water.

Two juveniles die in Lake Bunyonyi boat accident

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By press time, Kakuru’s body had been retrieved by local divers after seeing it floating on the water.

The police in Rubanda district, have launched investigations to ascertain the circumstances under which two juveniles drowned in Lake Bunyonyi, and died instantly.

The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate identified the deceased as Moreen Ninsima a 15-year-old student of Cream-land High school in Kabale district, and Edivance Kakuru, aged 15-year-old pupil Kyenyi primary school.

Police said the incident occurred on Wednesday at around 5:00 pm, in  Karambo village Ikamiro Parish, Muko Sub-County, in Rubanda District.

Meanwhile, the survivors were identified as; Robert Ndyomugabe, aged 18-year-old, who is also a student at Cream-land High School, and Milvil Akampurira, a 12-year-old, pupil of Karambo Primary School.

"The four were traveling using a local canoe near Karambo landing site and when the boat capsized, the two girls drowned and died instantly while the two boys managed to swim until they reached the mainland," said the police.


The preliminary police investigations have established that none of the canoe occupants had safety gears like life jackets which could have narrowed their chances of survival.


By press time, Kakuru's body had been retrieved by local divers after seeing it floating on the water. The local divers then devised other means of looking for Ninsima's body.


"I want to caution our people to avoid using this lake without life jackets," said Maate, adding that it is a point that always been re-echoed in their previous campaigns, but to their dismay, people are defying the orders.

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