The Police Marine Unit at North Kyoga region has retrieved the
bodies of three fishermen who drowned in Lake Kwania on Friday evening. The deceased
have been identified as Walter Okite, Denis Ayo and Tony Olobo, all fishermen
at Abali Landing Site in Atongtidi sub-county.
The Goi parish LCII Chairperson, Sam Ayoo says that
the three fishermen went fishing around 4 pm on Friday evening when the tragedy
occurred. Ayo suspects that their canoe capsized after being hit by heavy
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Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional
Police Spokesperson, says that the Police Marine Unit conducted a search on the
Lake and recovered the bodies on Sunday evening. He says that the bodies have
been handed over to relatives for burial.
Patrick Onyum Okwang, the Atongtidi Sub County LC III
Chairperson explains that the fishermen use locally made canoes, which are
dangerous and can easily be hit by heavy winds. He cautioned the
fishermen against using illegal fishing gear to reduce water accidents.