Death toll from Uganda boat cruise accident jumps to 29

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) – At least 29 people died when a cruise boat capsized in poor weather in Lake Victoria off Uganda’s Mukono district, close to the capital Kampala, the deputy police spokesman said on Sunday.

Police said on Saturday at least 10 people had died in the accident.

“The boat was overloaded and secondly there was bad weather,” Patrick Onyango told Reuters, adding the boat was carrying 84 people.

“Our rescue team is still on the ground trying to rescue whoever we can find.”

Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Mark Potter

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