A mass rescue operation is underway after the cruise boat sank whereas carrying 120 folks to a celebration. The dying toll might rise to greater than 50 as police mentioned 39 individuals are unaccounted for. About 70 folks have been rescued and 13 folks have been discovered lifeless. Uganda’s Police Pressure Marine Unit is trying to find survivors.

A-list Ugandan celebrities and Ugandan Prince David Wasajja had been onboard the boat, native media stories.

Prince David is brother of King Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda – a kingdom in Uganda.

Father of 1 Prince David, 52, lived within the UK when he studied on the College of Nottingham.

He is called a socialite, branded alongside others as one of many ‘Hash Harriers’.

It’s understood Prince David was amongst these rescued.

Singer Iryn Namubiru was additionally on board, however her supervisor mentioned she was secure.

Rapper The Mith was one other passenger on the glamorous cruise.

Passengers had been in good spirits after they boarded the boat in Portbell, Luzira, earlier at present, and had been seen having fun with drinks.

Lake Victoria is the world’s second largest lake, bordering Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.

Simply two months in the past 80 folks died within the lake when a ferry overturned.

And the catastrophe comes after 10 folks had been killed when a ship capsized in 2010. It had been carrying passengers and fish from an island within the lake.

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