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Bodies of Fishermen Recovered from Lake Albert

The deceased fishermen have only been identified as Ajaruva 35 and Richard 24, both attached to Bugoma landing site in Buhuka parish Kyangwali sub county, Kikuube district.
Fishing boats at Bugoma landing site in Kikuube district.Photo by Emmanuel Okello.


The bodies of two fishermen who drowned on the weekend in the Lake Albert waters in Kikuube district have been retrieved.

The deceased fishermen have only been identified as Ajaruva 35 and Richard 24, both attached to Bugoma landing site in Buhuka parish Kyangwali sub county in Kikuube district.

The duo died in the lake Albert waters on Saturday evening after their fishing boat was reportedly hit by strong winds forcing it to capsize and killing them instantly.

Though the fishermen sounded an alarm, it was not possible for their colleagues who were also carrying out fishing activities on the lake to rescue them. Since then, their fellow fishermen launched a search for their bodies.

Reginal Ngamita, the Buhuka Parish LC2 Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday morning that the bodies of the deceased fishermen were retrieved on Sunday evening at around 5p.m.

  

He says the bodies that were retrieved by fellow fishermen have already been handed over to their relatives for burial.

On June 26, two fishermen were killed on the lake Albert waters in Kikuube district after their boat was hit by a hippopotamus.   

 

Their bodies were later retrieved by fellow fishermen and handed them over to their relatives for burial.  

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