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Boat Capsizes In Homabay, At Least 10 Occupants Feared Dead

Picture of fishermen in Lake Victoria. Picture courtesy

Disturbing reports coming from Homabay that a boat has capsized with at least 10 occupants on board. The accident that happened in Lake Victoria was of a boat heading to Suba-North from Pier Beach. The accident has happened at around 6pm.

Two survivors from the tragedy have already been taken to hospital. They are recuperating at a local hospital. Nyanza regional police boss has said that at the moment it is not possible to determine exactly how many people are missing. Rescue mission is on going as police are being helped by locals to search for those who have drowned.

While speaking to the press, Nyanza regional police boss says it was possible to rescue the two because they were wearing life jackets. People boarding boats in Lake Victoria are always encouraged to put on a life jacket as safety measure in case bad weather causes a boat to capsize.

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