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One dies in Lake Victoria during Festivities

A 29year-old Darausi Mugisha, died on Boxing day while swimming in Lake Victoria. A resident of Katabi town council in Wakiso district, Mugisha went swimming, leaving his clothes ashore, under the care of a child.


After they were notified, residents who knew Mugisha spent the whole of last night searching for his drowned body, only to find it on Monday morning. The deceased bulging body was wrapped in a black polythene,before he was taken to his home for the last funeral rights.


Rashid Drama, a senior resident in the area said, local authorities tried a lot to regulate the mammoth number of people who wanted to swim along that shoreline lest there could have been many death incidences during the Christmas season.

Some residents in Entebbe municipality and Katabi town council intimated that several people are feared to have drowned in the lake while celebrating Christmas and Boxing day. Meanwhile, most of the beaches in Entebbe were not allowed to operate beyond 6pm.

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