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Man Dies After Boat Capsizes In Otonglo Beach In Siaya County

A middlezaged man from Siaya County died on Monday night after a fishing boat capsized at Otonglo beach.

The deceased identified as Tommy Mason, drowned at 11pm after the boat hit a hippopotamus and capsized. He was in the company of six others who managed to swim to the shore of the beach. 

Otonglo beach management unit deputy chairman Ellis Ouko said the accident occurred as the fisherman was casting their nets into the water from t in Ndeda Island and Nyamnwa beaches.

“It is unfortunate that we lost another man last night. We are mobilising Nyamnwa beach fishermen to help us retrieve the body,” he said.

The deputy chairman urged fishermen to avoid conducting their fishing activities during this rainy seasons.

The matter was reported at Amoyo area police station on Tuesday morning.

Amoyo area Police spokesperson, Samwel Kogo said the incident was reported at about 8:00m, Tuesday when the survivors came ashore.

Samwel said he deployed police officers to collaborate with fishermen in searching for the body.

The developments comes at a time when cases of people loosing their lives in the beach has notch higher in consecutive weeks.

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Nyamnwa Otonglo Samwel Kogo Siaya County Tommy Mason

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