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Boat Accident Claims Three In Buyende

Michael Kasadha, the Busoga North Regional Police spokesperson, says they have so far recovered the body of Grace Byaruhanga, and are still hunting for the bodies of the other two victims.
Three fishermen were killed this afternoon in Buyende district after their boat capsized on Lake Kyoga. The boat capsized at around 1pm next to Malimo landing site in Nkondo Sub County in Buyende after it was hit by a huge storm.

 

The dead are Grace Byarugaba, Zubairi Batwawula and Juma Musana, all in their early twenties, and residents Nkondo Sub County. The fishermen were returning home following their fishing expedition on Lake Kyoga last night.

 

 

Michael Kasadha, the Busoga North Regional Police spokesperson, says they have so far recovered the body of Grace Byaruhanga, and are still hunting for the bodies of the other two victims.

 

Juma Isubiikalu, the LC I chairperson Malimo landing site has regretted the incident and blamed it on heavy winds and rains. He says the fishermen were using an under size boat, which isn't meant to sail in deep waters yet they didn't have life jackets.

 

 

This is the second boat accident on Lake Kyoga within a space to two days. Last night another boat capsized on Lake Kyoga in Nakasongola district killing three fishermen on board following a heavy down pour.

 

The dead were identified Gerald Kirya, Denis Ssali and Moses Yiga, all residents of Kinamwanga village in Kalungi Sub County in Nakasongola District. In 2015, 10 people drowned in Lake Nakuwa, a tributary of Lake Kyoga when their boat capsized due to over loading.

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