8 confirmed dead in a boat accident

8 people died in a boat accident in Ususa Landing site, Kyangwali subcounty, kikuube district on L.Albert.

According to Albertine Region Police Spokesperson Julius Hakiza, the boat that had capacity of 8 passengers was carrying 18 passengers, they were traveling from Ususa to sebigoro landing site, in kyangwali, kikuube district. The boat capsized, 8 people died on spot and their bodies are not yet retrieved except a 10 months old baby who died on the back of the mother.

The survivors were identified as Fuambe Apolu, Aruba Jaliwinyi, 51yrs, Biwanga Munguriek 24yrs, Nusura Anolo, Solaini Atim Jedi, Pasia Ocikwrngi, Samuel Tito and Irine Ayenyo 20yrs.

All according to Hakiza are Alur from Mukambo in ituri province who have been living at ususa landing site that was identified as one of the illegal landing site and UPDF is enforcing the closure exercise.

Hakiza said the probable cause of accident was over loading.


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