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Uganda: Twelve people feared dead in capsized boat

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At least twelve people are feared dead after a boat capsized on a Lake in Uganda.

Moreover, the incident occurred on Monday, November 4 at Lake Albert in the country’s North West.

However, the boat overloaded with fish and timber was carrying eighteen people when it overturned.

The Police Spokesperson, Julius Hakiiza who confirmed the incident said the accident happened because of strong winds.

Meanwhile, the rescued team has rescued six people but twelve others are still missing.

Boat accidents are common in the East African Nation because of overloading and poor weather conditions.

In addition, boat accidents also occurred because people traveling long distances often use wooden vessels.

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