At least six people were confirmed dead, and four others sustained serious injuries on Tuesday when two boats capsized on Lake Victoria.
The first accident occurred at Nabukidi Island, Magogo Sub-county in Kamuli District when three residents drowned after their overloaded boat capsized during a storm. The bodies of Simon Luwaya, a one Christopher and Ivan Yalazewa were retrieved while two others survived with minor injuries.
The second accident occurred in Mayuge District when a boat travelling from Simwe Island to Jaguzi Island in Namayingo District, capsized killing three people and injuring one.
The deceased were identified as Gorrett Byobona, Ajambo Wandera and Sale Masiga. Swaibu Mulaza, the only survivor is receiving treatment at Buluba Hospital.