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Lake Victoria: 2 People Die And 8 Others Missing After Boat Capsizes

Two people have lost their lives after a boat they were in capsized in lake Victoria near pier Beach within Homa-Bay town.Eight people are still missing.

The boat capsized about 400 meters away from the beach.The boat was overloaded with passengers and luggage which included cement,timber, pieces of iron sheets and food stuff.

It was carrying passengers who were traveling to Ndhiru beach in mbiya sub county on Tuesday evening when the accident happened.

However,six people have been rescued and taken to Homa-Bay referal hospital for treatment.

The two who lost their lives include a woman and a one and half year old minor who were retrieved by fishermen during the rescue, their bodies were taken to Homa bay mortuary.

According to Homa-Bay township location Chief Joshua Ochogo, a search mission is on the process for 8 other passengers who are missing and feared to be dead.The search mission is being carried by fishermen' and well wishers.

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Homa-Bay Joshua Ochogo Lake Victoria Ndhiru


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