Police mentioned the boat was “in poor mechanical form” and was overloaded with passengers on a lake cruise when it capsized.
A marine unit has rescued 26 folks, and searches are ongoing to seek out extra passengers. Greater than 50 persons are unaccounted for, mentioned Military Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki Asimwe.
Authorities mentioned they count on the demise toll to rise.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni supplied condolences to the victims, including that “in line with preliminary data from the safety companies” the boat was “personal, unregistered, unlicensed and perhaps uninsured.”
Somalia’s President additionally tweeted concerning the incident, saying the folks of Somalia “stand by Uganda [in] this making an attempt second of grief.”
Ugandan police spokesman Patrick Onyango mentioned there was dangerous climate on the time of the accident.