Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 20

Residents of Kitaura Village in Buliisa town council gather at the scene of the boat accident at Lake Albert in Buliisa District on December 22, 2020. PHOTO /ANDREW MUGATI

What you need to know:

  • Survivors said the boat carrying more than 50 passengers en route to Panyimur weekly market in Pakwach District capsized after a strong wind hit it.
  • Several people are not yet accounted for.

Fishermen at Songa-Lendu landing site in Kitahura village Buliisa town council Buliisa District have retrieved more bodies from Lake Albert as death toll from Tuesday’s boat accident rose to 20.

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