Uganda boat accident death toll rises to 33 – police

Rescue and recovery missions search for the bodies of dead passengers after a cruise boat capsized in Lake Victoria off Mukono district, Uganda November 25, 2018. REUTERS/James Akena

KAMPALA (Reuters) – The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria over the weekend rose to 33 on Monday, Ugandan police said, as survivors described moments of heavy drinking and raucous fun before the vessel, slammed by powerful waves, tilted and sank. The Saturday evening tragedy occurred hundreds of meters off shore as […]

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