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Tragedy after an Overloaded Boat Kills Two and 8 Still Missing In Lake Victoria

Two people have been confirmed dead and eight others are still missing after a boat they were sailing in capsized in Lake Victoria near Pier Beach within Homa-Bay town.

The victims were travelling to Ndhiru beach in Mbita Sub County on Tuesday evening when the incident occurred. Six on them have since been rescued.

The boat is said to have capsized about 400 meters away from the beach over suspected overloading of passengers and luggage which included bags of cement, timber, pieces of iron sheets and food stuff.

According to Homa-Bay township location Chief Joshua Ochogo, the two bodies include that of a woman and a one and half year-old minor who were retrieved during the rescue mission by fishermen who responded to the passengers’ distress call.

It has been confirmed that all those injured have been sent to Homabay County refferal hospital with the two bodies moved to the same facility's morgue.

However, a rescue mission is currently underway to rescue the rest 8 who are still missing and also feared dead.

It has also been established that the said boat was carrying excess load and passengers before the deadly accident.

Locals have also been warned not to board these boats that have been overloading as they risk losing their lives.

This is not the first time that such an incident has occurred in the same region where people lost their lives after boarding an Overload boast.

Disclaimer

It is the highest time that locals also learn that they risk losing everything even their precious lives in the waters.

Reactions

Steve.. We are very very very much sorry for what happened in our county, God we deserve your protection.

Dave... Buriani wendazao na afueni ya haraka kwa majeruhi. I pray that those missing will be found alive

Valencia.. "Overloaded", , , , what a shame

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Homa-Bay Homabay Joshua Ochogo Mbita Ndhiru

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