Iryn Namubiru’s rescuer drowns

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Namubiru was part of the revelers who boarded a boat for a weekend fun-filled occasion, only for their fun to be cut short by strong winds that sunk the boat on which they travelled.

ACCIDENT

Like a good Samaritan, Bosco Owejo jumped into water to rescue people who were struggling for their lives after the boat in which they were capsized.

He managed to rescue musician Iryn Namubiru, but unfortunately could not rescue himself. He drowned as he tried rescuing others.

Namubiru says she is in good condition, but still in shock about what happed.

Namubiru was part of the revelers who boarded a boat for a weekend fun-filled occasion, only for their fun to be cut short by strong winds that sunk the boat on which they travelled.

Rescue teams comprising UPDF and Uganda Police have been at the lake trying to rescue those still alive and retrieve bodies of the dead.

So far, 26 people have been rescued, while 30 bodies have been retrieved.

Bodies retrieved this morning

  1. Owejo Bosco, who had gone to rescue people

  2. Mubale Arnold, a student at Makerere University

  3. Bisase Templa, boat owner

  4. Nyanzi John,

  5. Michael Musisi, 17, a student at Mackay Memorial College in Lubaga

  6. Ondori Brian, 28

  7. Kawuki Tonny

  8. Muyenag Moses, 43, Director of Elite events

  9. Namale Ritah, 38

  10. Mawanda Fred

  11. Three unidentified females

  12. Three unidentified males

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