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Baker Ogen, the Fofo landing site LC1 Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network that at the time of the boat accident, the players and the Football fans were heading to Runga landing site in Kibiro parish Kigorobya sub county Hoima district for a football match.
Some of the Lake Albert boat Accident Survivors recording statement.
Thirty people are feared dead on Lake Albert after a boat carrying football players and fans capsized on Sunday afternoon.  

Some of the deceased have been identified as only Bob,Fisto,Jango,Ayera, Majid Mayaya,Omirambe,Bondhe and Opakrwoth.  Others are Dhebaba,Nyayenga,Winnie,Kothu and Anifa.    

    

Some of the surviours are Emmanuel Ageno 20, Jalum Oakani 22, Sara Maurine 24,Rose Chikawun 18,Kenneth Twesige 20, Madithrwoth Thie 18 and Godfrey Alimula 22.

Other are Zawadi Rundi 20, Warom Oyirwoth 27, Mubaraka 19,  Damas Oyirwoth 18, Oyergiu 16,Oringi and Asumani among others.

All the deceased and the survivors are residents of Fofo Landing site in Tonyoa Parish Buseruka sub county Hoima district.  

Baker Ogen, the Fofo landing site LC1 Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network that the players and the Football fans  were heading to Runga landing site in Kibiro parish Kigorobya sub county Hoima district for a football match.

He says strong winds hit the overloaded boat a few meters from Fofo landing site after setting off.

He says so far two bodies have been retrieved.

Ogen attributes the accident to over loading . Ogen says the players were using a fishing boat at the time of the accident yet they were supposed to have used a transport boat.

Bruno Sunday a marine officer attached to Mbegu UPDF marine detach who led a team of marine operatives to search and rescue the surviours says that given the current bad weather condition on the lake, the search for the bodies will resume on Monday Morning.    

On 25th December 2016 at least 30 Ugandan members of a village football team and their fans drowned in the Lake Albert waters in Bullisa district. 

They were from Kaweibanda landing site heading for a friendly football match at Runga landing site.