6 bodies recovered from river in Uganda
Among deceased is a mother and her year-old baby, police say
At least six bodies of people who drowned in Sezibwa River, Central Uganda when their boat capsized were retrieved on Sunday.
Among the deceased is a mother and her year-old baby, police spokesperson Hellen Butoto said.
Three people who managed to swim held onto shrubs until they were rescued, she added.
"Using risky canoes [boats] in disregard of safety measures should be blamed for the accident," said a local administrator.
Uganda has no authority or marine traffic police specifically charged with regulating water transport. The existing Marine Police only check smuggling, and not safety on water bodies.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.