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Uganda: 29 people killed in Lake Victoria as boat capsizes02:53

Uganda: 29 people killed in Lake Victoria as boat capsizes

Uganda, Lake Victoria, Mukono District
November 25, 2018 at 18:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

A cruise ship capsized in Lake Victoria off the shore of Uganda's Mukono District, on Sunday, resulting in at least 29 deaths, with the death toll expected to rise over the next days.

Rescue operations were underway as police and emergency forces retrieved bodies, which were washed up along the shore, and carried them in tarpaulins to a waiting truck.

The boat was reportedly carrying as many as 90 people, giving way to speculation that many victims' bodies may still be stuck under the wreckage.

The boat was reportedly on a pleasure cruise - a favourite pastime of nearby residents - despite not having a valid permit due to its poor condition.

Uganda: 29 people killed in Lake Victoria as boat capsizes02:53
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A cruise ship capsized in Lake Victoria off the shore of Uganda's Mukono District, on Sunday, resulting in at least 29 deaths, with the death toll expected to rise over the next days.

Rescue operations were underway as police and emergency forces retrieved bodies, which were washed up along the shore, and carried them in tarpaulins to a waiting truck.

The boat was reportedly carrying as many as 90 people, giving way to speculation that many victims' bodies may still be stuck under the wreckage.

The boat was reportedly on a pleasure cruise - a favourite pastime of nearby residents - despite not having a valid permit due to its poor condition.

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