After three days of trying and failing to retrieve the capsized boat that killed more than 32 people last Saturday, a joint effort of the Police and the Army today managed to pull the boat wreckage from the water, a statement from the police indicated.
Parts of the boat wreckage which sunk on Saturday
“Following different attempts to pull the boat wreckage out of the water, a joint team of Uganda Police and UPDF marine teams, Ministry of Works with the help of M.V Kalangala, today the boat wreckage has been successfully pulled from underneath the water and strategies are now being laid to tow the boat wreckage to the mainland.”
Police divers stand on the boat that capsized on Saturday killing more than 33 people
The statement signed by Zurah Ganyana, the operation spokesperson said: “The teams are still doing their best to recover uncounted missing persons who are among others; Kaooza Peter of Masaka, Namutebi Sylvia of Nakisunga, Musisi Godfrey of Kabalagala, Andrew Ssenyonga of Kireka, as well as recover property trapped under the wreckage.”
The Police praised the local community, including the first responders, management of Mutima beach and other parties that helped them while trying to rescue survivors as well as retrieve bodies of the dead.