Four Bodies Retrieved from Lake Albert

Four more bodies were retrieved from the lake on Wednesday evening.
Some of the Boats used in transporting passangers on Lake Albert.

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Four bodies have been retrieved from Lake Albert following a boat accident on Monday.

This brings the total number of bodies retrieved to 11.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that the bodies were retrieved on Wednesday by that the marine and local fishermen. 

He says the bodies were identified and handed over to the relatives for burial. 

Hakiza, however, says that they are yet to establish the exact number of people who were aboard the boat at the time the accident happened.

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Police identified some of the deceased as Omirambe, Patience Ayela, Felix Bwambale, Franciase Ayenya, Abel Nyeke, Sarah Birungi, Kolodhine, and Sarah Alisita.

Some of the survivors have since been identified as Kotu Olinda, 25, Abdurazak Mubya 35, Patience Owekinyinga 23, Omaka Wathum 27, Victor Owonda 18, Pastor Kiiza 38, Parmu Pyer 24, Ibrahim Omirambe and a 22-year-old only identified as Birungi.  

They perished near Kamina landing site in Ndaiga parish Ndaiga sub-county Kagadi district on Monday morning at around 7 a.m when the boat they were travelling in was hit by strong winds that forced it to capsize.

The boat overloaded with fish and passengers was from Ndaiga landing site destined for Lwakengi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   


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