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Masaka Police Searching For 5 Missing People

Police in Greater Masaka are searching for five people that are missing after a boat they were sailing on hit a rock and capsized on Lake Victoria in Kalangala.

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The incident happened yesterday at around 1600 hrs.

Ten passengers were on the boat from Bukasa Islands of Kalangala district started their journey destined to Mukono, misfortune befell them near Nkese island in Kalangala where their journey was concluded after their boat hit a rock and it capsized.

Fisher men who were on the lake in greater Masaka doing their normal business managed to rescue five, by today morning five were still missing as joint search is on by our marine personnel and local fishermen.

It’s alleged that the boat was overloaded with charcoal according to survivors.

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