FATAL ACCIDENT

10 dead, 10 missing after boat capsizes at Usenge beach

The boat ferrying goods from Uganda had about 20 including the crew on board.

In Summary

• Police boss Francis Kooli said the incident happened on Tuesday night at around 8 pm but was reported on Wednesday morning few minutes to 7 am.

• He said so far 10 bodies have been retrieved from the lake while the remaining 10 are still missing.

Usenge Beach.
Usenge Beach.
Image: Explore SIAYA County

Ten people have died after a boat capsised at the Usenge beach in Siaya County.

Police boss Francis Kooli said the boat ferrying goods from Uganda had about 20 including the crew on board.

He said so far 10 bodies have been retrieved from the lake while the remaining 10 are still missing.

"The rescue operations are currently battling with poor weather and strong winds. We have enhanced operations and restricted movement on the lake," Kooli said.

The police chief said the incident happened on Tuesday night at around 8 pm but was reported on Wednesday morning few minutes to 7 am.

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