Boat capsizes on lake Victoria killing 20 people


At least 20 people are said to have died after a passenger boat accident on Lake Victoria.

The incident happened today 2/8/2023 Wednesday in the morning  after the boat they were travelling on capsized .

The boat, locally known as Kinaala, was transporting passengers and cargo from Lwanabatya landing site in Kyamuswa County, Kalangala District, to Kasenyi landing site near Entebbe in Wakiso District, according to fishermen.

The boat was reportedly hit by strong winds near Nsazi Island on Lake Victoria in Mukono District.

According to Mr Noah Kizza, a fisherman it is believed that thirty people were on board, ten survivors have been rescued by fishermen.

Mr Joshua Wafumbwa, a councilor representing Kyamuswa Sub County in Kalangala District, said that rescue efforts are ongoing to locate other survivors. 

This marks the third fatal boat accident on Lake Victoria in barely a month.