A boat carrying sixteen passengers has capsized in lake Victoria in Homa Bay county on Tuesday evening.Nyanza police boss Karanja Muiruri said that a total number of ten people are missing after six passengers who were in the ill-fated boat were rescued and rushed to the nearby hospital.
According to reports,the boat was heading to Pier beach from Suba north at 6 pm when the accident occurred.Rescue mission are still underway in search of the missing passengers as members of the public are urged to be exta careful as the search continues.
The cause of the incident is yet to be established as the same incident happened in the area few months ago.Water transport is one of economic activities in the region alongside fishing which is the main economic activity that members of the public engage in the area due to the existence of lake Victoria.
Government officials are yet to call for a press conference and inform members of the public on the progress of the rescue mission that is still undergoing.
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