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Tragedy: 16 Feared Dead As Overloaded Boat Capsizes On L. Albert

Tragedy: 16 Feared Dead As Overloaded Boat Capsizes On L. Albert

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By Elite News Reporter At least 16 people are said to have drowned on Monday and several others are still missing after a boat that was carrying over 20 people capsized on Lake Albert. According to eyewitnesses, the boat was carrying residents of Mbegu landing site in Buseruka Sub-County, Hoima District, when it reportedly capsized at around 3:00Am, due to overloading. It is said that the occupants of the boat had allegedly sneaked and crossed to Mukambu in DR Congo for burial on Saturday and were returning to Uganda when the tragedy occurred. Identities of the deceased had not yet been established  by the time of filing this article. According to Sulaimman Wako, a resident of Mbegu landing site, five people have so far been rescued from the lake. They were rescued by ...
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