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Many Drown As Uganda Boat Cruise On Lake Victoria Capsizes (Photos)

A Uganda boat cruise on Lake Victoria ended up tragically, as the boat capsized and left many trapped under the water in the completely submerged boat.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A woman sheds tears at the rescue site of capsized cruise boat on lake Victoria at Mutima village, about 50km south of capital Kampala. – Twenty-two people have died and more than 60 are feared drowned after a pleasure boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said on November 25. The vessel was carrying day trippers from Ggaba landing site about 10 kilometers from the capital Kampala to a resort across Murchison Bay according to local people. (Photo by Isaac Kasamani / AFP)

Though Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said late Saturday that police marine units had pulled 40 survivors from the water, he however disclosed that 10 people have already been confirmed dead. Some of the boat cruise passengers were singers Iryn Namubiru and The Mith of the group Klear Kut.

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Mr Kayima who said search and rescue efforts will continue overnight for other victims of the Uganda boat cruise, however gave no details on the cause of the accident, which happened in Mpatta Sub-County in the Mukono District.

The Uganda Police tweeted;

“Uganda police force marine unit rescues over 40 people alive on lake Victoria. Ten died. Rescue mission still on.”

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