By Andrew Irumba
UPDF Marine Unit is currently in a search and rescue Operation on River Nile Boat Cruize accident. It involved a fibre glass boat and an open canoe.
According to UPDF’s deputy Spokesperson Lt.Col.Deo Akiiki, the accident happened on Sunday at around 1700hrs and involved Ugandans of Pakistani origin and others yet to be identified.
The UPDF Marine Unit has since rescued one Okidi Patrick who jumped off a seemingly rescue boat, then those on the second boat were a boy one Alwi Jufer 9 years, his father Mr Alwi Al Ahamed all at Nile Hospital in Jinja undergoing treatment. Unfortunately Mr Alwi wife Hosper died in the incident and her body has been recovered.
One Amier, one of the family members and an unidentified black man who was an engineer on rescue mission is also missing.
A known busness man and owner of cages along River Nile and road construction company owner, commonly known as Noor, arrived at the venue and has claimed that the people involved were part of his family. The two boats involved were destroyed.
More details will follow. RIP