107 Die In Uganda Boat Tragedy


Dozens of bodies were retrieved from the lake and rescue teams were still searching for others

 

The Police Commander for the Albertine region of Uganda, Charles Ssebambulidde said the boat was ferrying refugees when it capsized.

 

The boat began its journey at the northern end of the lake and was heading south to a landing site, on the Ugandan shoreline when it capsized at around mid-morning on Saturday.


The refugees being ferried were returning home from a re-settlement camp when it tipped over.

 

Police say the boat was overloaded and they estimate about 150 people were on the boat.

 

The boat should have carried only 80 people.

 

They do not expect any more survivors.

 

By Angel Mboya

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