Boat Accident: Relatives Stranded at Gaba Landing Site

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Another report by the UPDF indicates that by 11:00 a.m, more bodies had beed recovered and the death toll stood at 30. The team of divers has increased to include those from Police, UPDF Marine and Airforce. So far the number of the dead retrieved is 30 in total. Those alive remain 26. The operation continues, UPDF Spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire said.

Relatives of Persons who died in the capsized boat remain stranded at Gaba landing site awaiting information on their loved ones.
 
MV K Palm Capsized on Lake Victoria enroute to K Palm Beach in Mpatta Sub County Mukono district on Saturday evening. About 120 people are suspected to have been on board by the time the tragedy occurred.
 
Police on Saturday evening confirmed that 10 people had died in the boat accident and that 40 had been rescued alive. But this morning, another Police report indicated that only 26 people had been rescued and 24 bodies recovered from the waters.
 
Another report by the UPDF indicates that by 11:00 a.m, more bodies had been recovered and the death toll stood at 30. "The team of divers has increased to include those from Police, UPDF Marine and Air force. So far the number of the dead retrieved is 30 in total. Those alive remain 26. The operation continues," UPDF Spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire said.
 
Those rescued include Prince David Kintu Wasajja, Kabaka Mutebi's younger brother and singer Irene Namubiru. The owner Templar Bissase and his wife Sheila died instantly.
 
MV K Palm is usually stationed at Gaba landing site. It is from this place that several revelers board from to get to K Palm beach. All people who get on the boat usually keep their property including vehicles at KK beach.
 
Justine Namukasa, a relative to one of the victims says that after knowing that his sister in law was on the capsized boat, she traveled to KK beach where she boarded from to ascertain whether she can get details on the capsized boat. She has instead been told to go to Mulungu landing site.
 
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Many others who were in tears and seemingly confused have been locked out of KK beach where the victims' property has been kept. Some of them have hired private boats to get to Mutima Island where the incident happened to ascertain whether their relatives are still alive.
 
Boat owners currently charge 50,000 Shillings to transport relatives of the victims to Mutima Island, Mpatta sub county, Mukono District where the incident happened.
 
Meanwhile, reports from Mutima Island indicate that the search for the victims by Police and the UPDF marines is still ongoing. 24 people have been confirmed dead according to Zura Gayana, the spokesperson in charge of the operation.