The Rukwa Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr George Kyando, said the accident occurred on September 13, this year, at around 5pm near Kalila Village in Nkasi District. According to the RPC, one of the minors who drowned was identified as the two-year old Yakin Said while the body of the other child is still missing.

Narrating the incident, Mr Kyando said the ill-fated boat that had neither registration numbers nor identity of operators and sailing from Kirando in Nkasi District to Kyala Village in Kigoma Region was hit by strong winds and capsized.

Mr Kyando further said that 16 people were travelling on the boat among them two minors while two operators of the vessel managed to swim and fled shortly after the boat capsized. The body of the child was handed to relatives for burial

Source: dailynews

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