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Three fishermen die after boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

Some boats at the shore of Lake Victoria

Three fishermen lost their lives on Wednesday after their boat capsized in Lake Victoria.

Ibrahim Okal Oyugi, Raymond Otieno and Tobias Ajwala died after strong winds overturned the boat at Uwii beach in Suba North constituency.

Beach management unit chairman Joseph Olando told journalists five fishermen were on board.

“Two of the fishermen managed to swim to safety. It is unfortunate the three lost their lives after they were overwhelmed by strong waves.”

Olando said the fishermen were returning from an expedition at the time of the accident.

Area OCPD Wilson Nanga said on Thursday that one body was been retrieved and that the search for the other two was underway.

“We appeal for calm as we are working together with local divers to ensure the bodies are recovered.”

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