All ten bodies recovered from Lake Victoria in boat tragedy


All ten bodies of fishermen aboard a boat that capsized in Honge Beach, Lake Victoria have on Friday been retrieved.

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The recovery of the ten bodies from waters of Lake Victoria brings to an end the three-day search for the bodies conducted by officers from Kenya Maritime Authority and the Kenya Cost Guard Services.

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On Tuesday night, a boat carrying 20 passengers and assorted bags of maize and bananas from Uganda to Usenge in Kenya capsized killing 10 people while ten others including a toddler were rescued.

Siaya County Police Commandant Mr.Francis Kooli said they have made contacts with Ugandan authorities to have the bodies picked by relatives in Uganda for burial.

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Kooli disclosed that already families of the deceased have arrived from Uganda to identify the bodies at Honge beach.

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The police boss stated the bodies were found much faster than anticipated because the weather was favorable rendering the exercise smooth.

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He cautioned users of the lake against venturing into the lake without life savings jackets saying the jackets makes it easier to rescue people in case of accidents in the waters

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