Four Tanzanian fishermen drown in Lake Victoria


Four fishermen have been confirmed dead after drowning in Lake Victoria early Tuesday when their fishing boat capsized in the lake.

Juma Ndaki, the Mara Regional Police Commissioner said the fishing boat capsized after water had filled in it through a hole that the fishermen did not notice.

“The boat capsized at 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday close to Kibara landing site in Bunda district in Mara region,” Ndaki said.

The Police Commissioner added that the fifth fisherman in the boat was rescued by other fishers after he had screamed for help as he was clinging on the capsized boat.

Officials have recovered the four bodies of the victims and handed them over to relatives for burial arrangements.


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