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Boat packed with footballers capsizes in Lake Albert


A boat carrying soccer players and admirers has capsized in Lake Albert in western Uganda, local media studies say.

Casualty figures are unclear – the condition-owned New Vision newspaper reports that 3 people today have been confirmed useless, such as a woman goalkeeper, and extra than 20 are missing, although the privately-owned Daily Monitor reports that 30 individuals are feared lifeless soon after the Sunday afternoon incident.

The passengers had been travelling from Fofo in Hoima district to neighbouring Runga to perform pleasant matches for gentlemen and women of all ages when the motor-powered boat capsized.

The Every day Check quoted Sadic Nyangireki, a parish youth chairman and a businessman at Fofo, as indicating the incident could have been brought on by overloading and a strong wind that blew shortly following the boat still left the landing web page.

New Vision says about 25 persons from Fofo have been rescued, lots of of them fishermen, and rescue operations are continuing. 

In 2016, about 30 footballers and followers drowned when their boat capsized on Lake Victoria.

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