All the passengers on the boat, which capsized near Kamina landing site, were on a journey that Started from Ndaiga landing site to Lukwange in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they sell fish and buy merchandise.
Marine police and fishermen at
Kamina Landing Site in Kagadi district has ended the search for bodies from
the Lake Albert boat accident which occurred on Monday, November 4.
All the passengers on the boat,
which capsized near Kamina landing site, were on a journey that Started from
Ndaiga landing site to Lukwange in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they
sell fish and buy merchandise.
Eleven of the 23 passengers who
were reportedly on the boat died after the accident. The last set of bodies was
retrieved on Wednesday evening, according to Raphael Ouma, the second in
Command at Sebigoro Marine Police Detach who was leading the search operations.
He adds that although they are
still monitoring the situation, the search has been called off since they
believe all the bodies of those who perished in the boat accident have all been
retrieved. He adds that all the retrieved bodies have been identified and
handed over to the relatives for burial.
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Police have since identified some
of the deceased persons as Patience Ayela, Felix Bwambale, Francoise Ayenya,
Abel Nyeke, Sarah Birungi, and Sarah Alisita.
According to Ouma, all the boat
occupants had no life jackets at the time the accident occurred. He also
cautioned against overloading and night travels on the waters.
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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.