At least eleven people have been confirmed dead after a boat they were travelling in capsized on Lake Albert on Sunday evening as some of the deceased were members of Fofo football team a Ugandan football team found in Hoima district.
The boat was travelling from Fofo landing site in Buseruka Sub County to Runga landing site in Kigorobya Sub County in Hoima District, western Uganda, when it capsized, with police attributing the accident to overloading and bad weather.
About 31 people who comprised mostly of fishermen from Fofo landing site were rescued and over 20 are speculated to still be missing.
Beker Ogen, the Fofo landing site LC1 chairman attributed the accident to overloading and bad weather, adding that there were strong winds by the time the boat started its doomed journey.
Update on Lake Albert boat accident.
A joint search by the Police marine, UPDF, local fishermen has today retrieved five more bodies.
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) May 20, 2019
In December 2016, at least 30 Ugandan members of a village football team and their fans drowned when their boat capsized on Lake Albert during a party.