Five people from the same family have been confirmed dead after they reportedly drowned
in Lake Bunyonyi.
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the deepest Water bodies in Africa and lies in south western Uganda between
Kisoro and Kabale close to the border with Rwanda.
According to Canon Enock Kazooba, the Rubaya Sub-county LCIII chairman, the incident happened on Monday evening at Kabirago, Ndarura village in Rwanyana parish, in Kabale district.
The family was returning home after attending a wedding ceremony of one of their relatives in Rushebeya, Kamuganguzi Sub-county when their boatwas reportedly hit by rapid waves there by capsizing.
Authorities identified the deceased as Thanks Turyagumanawe,
his wife Roy Mukamaasimwe and their 3-year-old daughter, Desire Turyagumanawe.
Turyagumanawe’s sister-in-law, Catherine Phiona and her 2-year-old child Gracias also died in the boat accident.
Only one body has been recovered in the ongoing search for the victims that started on Monday night.