Three Drown In Lake Victoria

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Three people have drowned after their boat capsized due to heavy winds on Lake Victoria.

The dead are Irene Namwase and her two children. Only two people survived the boat accident. The survivors have been identified as Nakasongola Nabirye and the sailor,-Daudi Salimu.

The incident last night occurred in Mayuge when heavy winds and waves swamped and caused the fishing boat to keel over. The boat was ferrying the passengers from Lwanika landing site in Imanyiro Sub County to Bukagabo landing site still in Malongo Sub County.

Kagule Muzamiru, head of Lwanika landing site, says that prior to their departure, he warned the passengers against traveling because of the bad weather.

Muzamiru says that the search for the bodies is under way.