The Address | Benghazi – Libya
KAMPALA – At least 29 people are now known to have died after a cruise boat carrying party revelers capsized on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police say.
Ugandan media named a number of well-known people said to be on the boat, adding that the prince of a traditional kingdom had survived.
Deputy police spokesman, Patrick Onyango, told Reuters news agency: “The boat was overloaded and secondly there was bad weather.”
More than 20 people have been rescued from the water, police say, but an unknown number remain missing.
Lake Victoria regularly sees similar accidents, often involving overcrowded vessels.