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Five Drown in Lake Kwania

Samuel Abedi, the Amolatar District Police Commander, says they have so far recovered the bodies of Carlos Ogwal, 6, Michelle Akello, 3 and their mother, Lillian Ayugi, 32 years. He says they are still searching for the bodies of two other accident victims.
Five people have been confirmed dead after a boat they were traveling in capsized on Lake Kwania in Kwania District. The five were part of eight people sailing on Lake Kwania from Awelo Sub County in Amolatar District to Chawente Sub County in Kwania district when their boat capsized around 6pm on Monday evening.

Samuel Abedi, the Amolatar District Police Commander, says they have so far recovered the bodies of Carlos Ogwal, 6, Michelle Akello, 3 and their mother, Lillian Ayugi, 32 years. He says they are still searching for the bodies of two other accident victims.

The survivors are Same Odongo, the head of the family and two other children including Luke Opio and another only identified as Akello. According to sources, the accident victims were not wearing life jackets. Sam Odongo, who survived the accident, says the boat capsized because of strong winds.  Boat accidents are common on Ugandan lakes.

Three fishermen were killed about three weeks ago when their boat capsized on Lake Kyoga in Amolatar district. In November last year, dozens of revelers drowned in Lake Victoria when MV Templar capsized enroute to Mutima beach in Mukono from Gabba landing site. 

Most of the revelers were drunk and not wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.