Uganda Vehicle Accident

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Published Monday, November 26, 2018

At least 35 people died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria in Uganda on Saturday, according to the Ugandan Police Force.

Police said the boat was "in poor mechanical shape" and was overloaded with passengers on a lake cruise when it capsized.

A marine unit has rescued 26 people, and searches are ongoing to find more passengers. More than 50 people are unaccounted for, said Army Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki Asimwe. Authorities said they expect the death toll to rise.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni offered condolences to the victims, adding that "according to preliminary information from the security services" the boat was "private, unregistered, unlicensed and maybe uninsured."

Ugandan police spokesman Patrick Onyango said there was bad weather at the time of the accident.
Source: DORRIS

Uganda Vehicle Accident Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Transport
Response: None
Severity: Moderate
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 35
Missing: 50

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