Crime & Investigation

5 Die as Boat Capsizes in Lake Bunyonyi

At least five people from the same family have drowned in Lake Bunyonyi, this site one of the deepest water bodies in Africa.

Lake Bunyonyi lies in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale close to the border with Rwanda.

Rubaya Sub-county LC 3 chairman, recipe Canon Enock Kazooba said the incident occurred at around 5:20pm on Monday at Kabirago, visit Ndarura village in Rwanyana parish, in Kabale district.

The family was returning home after attending a wedding in Rushebeya, Kamuganguzi Sub-county when their boat was struck by rapid waves.

“The boat capsized, killing all the five occupants,” Kazooba told ChimpReports.

He identified the deceased as Thanks Turyagumanawe, his wife Roy Mukamaasimwe and their 3-year-old daughter, Desire Turyagumanawe.

Turyagumanawe’s sister-in-law, Catherine Phiona and her 2-year-old child Gracias also died in the boat accident.

Kazooba said only Desire’s body has been recovered, urging patience as police search for the rest.

Back to top button
Translate »

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker