Sad news reaching our desk indicates that a big boat has capsized on Lake Victoria, local leaders at Kasenyi indicated.A big number of people were aboard this big boat from Kasenyi to Kisaba, an island on Lake Victoria.<br>Leaders say the big boat was overloaded with many passengers and other luggage like timber, bags of cement, fish, foodstuffs, and pieces of iron sheets beyond its recommended capacity, which might have caused the accident.
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However, other sources say a fish net went into the engine and caused a dysfunction leading to the capsize as heavy winds blew a wave that overturned it.
A joint search by marine police, UPDF and local fishermen is underway and by press time, at least 6 bodies had been retrieved from the water.
This is a developing story with more details to follow upon issuance of a police statement.