KAMPALA – Labelled Black Saturday by many, the Lake Victoria Boat Cruise accident has shoved the question of safety as scores drown and go missing.
Prince David Wasajja, a brother to Buganda King Kabaka Ronald Mutebi, and Irene Namubiru, artiste, have been confirmed rescued and alive, trashing earlier death reports
The boat, which was occupied by revellers on a boat cruise, capsized in Mpatta Sub-County in Mukono District. Fifteen people were reported dead and dozens missing.
The fate of the other revellers remains unclear as the rescue operation continued throughout the night.
Reports have put the number of those on the ill-fated boat to have been between 80 and 120 at
The marine units of the Uganda Police Force and the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) were carrying out a joint rescue operation with fishermen arriving at the scene first.
Police reports indicate that over 50 have been rescued on the capsised boat that docked off Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm.