By Watchdog reporter

Five people have died in Lake Kyoga as the boat they were sailing on capsized last night.

According to Colin’s Omoen, the chairperson fishing communities on Serere lakeshores, the boat carrying the victims identified as Betty Acunyo, Joyce Ijou, Denis Okitwe, Sam Arikodi and a one Odele was sailing from Murem landing site in Kaberamaido District to Kadungulu in Serere District.

He said the incident happened after a heavy storm swept mostly across all landing sites along the Serere belt.

The acting Police Commander for SererevSimon Peter Agama confirmed the incident, urging sailors on Lake Kyoga to always put on life jackets for such eventualities.

One of the survivors of yesterday’s storm Moses Onama said he only managed to survive after he got hold on the sides of the canoe boat that they were using.