Authorities said they rescued 21 people and did not expect to find any more survivors.
At least 26 people died when their boat capsized on Lake Albert, which marks the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, advances The Guardian. The sinking took place last Wednesday, having been reported yesterday by the Ugandan authorities .
The authorities of that African country managed to rescue 21 people alive from the waters of the lake, but one of the Ugandan officials , Ashraf Oromo , said that they “do not expect” to find more survivors.
The vessel, which was carrying passengers between two Ugandan locations , was “hit by the strong wind” and capsized, local officials explained.
“Due to the failure to comply with safety rules and the pattern of sudden weather changes, Lake Albert has many accidents,” said Samuel Onyango , who belongs to the local maritime police.