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Condolences Pour In For Lake Victoria Boat Accident Victims

Ugandans have taken to social media to commiserate with the families of the people who drowned in Lake Victoria when a cruise boat they were on capsized.

At least 26 bodies had been pulled from the water by Sunday morning.The boat is said to have had about 100 people on board at the time it sunk.

In hundreds of messages sent out on social media, Ugandans hailed the rescue operations while others called for reinforcement of the security forces’ marine units.

Very sorry to hear of the loss of life in Lake Victoria of re vellers whose boat capsized. Well done to the @PoliceUg and UPDF Marine units who rescued some people.

 

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Singer Iryn Namubiru who was on the cruise but made it out alive tweeted her gratitude to God.

 

The rescue operations resumed this morning and according to the UPDF, about seven bodies were retrieved from the wreckage in the morning. Some of them are said to have been fishermen who rushed to the scene to rescue.

Although Police had initially revealed last night 40 people were rescued from the water, it emerged today that only 26 people were saved.

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