Boat packed with footballers capsizes in Lake Albert

Written by on May 20, 2019

BOAT PACKED WITH FOOTBALLERS CAPSIZES IN LAKE ALBERT

A BOAT CARRYING FOOTBALL PLAYERS AND FANS HAS CAPSIZED IN LAKE ALBERT IN WESTERN UGANDA, ACCORDING TO LOCAL MEDIA REPORTS.

CASUALTY FIGURES ARE UNCLEAR BUT THE STATE-OWNED  NEWSPAPER REPORTS THAT THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD, INCLUDING A FEMALE GOALKEEPER, AND MORE THAN 20 ARE MISSING.

THE PASSENGERS WERE TRAVELLING FROM FOFO IN HOIMA DISTRICT TO NEIGHBOURING RUNGA TO PLAY FRIENDLY MATCHES FOR MEN AND WOMEN WHEN THE ENGINE-POWERED BOAT CAPSIZED.

IN 2016, ABOUT 30 FOOTBALLERS AND FANS DROWNED WHEN THEIR BOAT CAPSIZED ON LAKE VICTORIA.

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