Hoima. Four fishermen have died in separate accidents on Lake Albert in Hoima District at the weekend.
Security officials and witnesses have told the Daily Monitor separately that the victims drowned after the boats in which they were travelling capsised.
Midwestern region police spokesperson Lydia Tumushabe identified one of the victims as Fred Byakagaba, a fisherman at Kaiso Landing Site.
She said two other fishermen drowned at Kijangi landing site last Sunday night but she could not readily avail their identities.
“The accident occurred when their boats were hit by strong waves as they returned from fishing,” Mr Tumushabe said on Monday.
She added that the bodies of the three victims had been recovered adding that police was conducting further investigations to ascertain whether there are more casualties.
Witnesses said they had gone fishing using a canoe. Mr Godfrey Opira said they heard fishermen wailing and crying for help at about 8:20pm.
Another incident is said to have occurred last Sunday evening at Butiaba landing site in Buliisa District which claimed one person.
Butyaba Sub-county chairman Seremoth Mulimba said a boat capsized claiming a one Jawiya, 23.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor