Monday, December 26, 2016

Another Tragedy As Ugandan Football Team Drown On Lake Albert

Another tragedy struck in Uganda on Sunday as boat carrying at least 30 people, football team and fans drowned on Lake Albert.

According to Uganda Police, the overcrowded vessel was carrying some 45 people

Nine bodies have been recovered, and 15 people have been rescued, BBC Africa quoted several reports.

Police commander John Rutagira told AFP news agency most passengers were drunk by the time they embarked on the boat.

The group, from Buliisa District, was on its way to a Christmas day football match in Hoima District, singing songs and blowing trumpets and whistles.

Fishermen have helped authorities on the rescue operation.

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