Prince David Wasajja, a brother to Buganda King Kabaka Ronald Mutebi cheated death after he was rescued when the boat, he together with other partiers were sailing on capsized on Lake Victoria on Saturday evening this website reports.
The boat, which was occupied by revellers on a boat cruise, capsized in Mpatta Sub-County in Mukono District. Ten people were reported dead and dozens missing.
Police spokesman Mr Emilian Kayima confirmed the accident but could not divulge more details at the time.
How a man who claims to have rescued the Prince has since come out to describe the step-by-step events that lead to so many losing their lives while others are still missing. Onyango a 36 year old claims he was taken up by the partiers’ music that he kept enjoying as he trailed them on his small boat until he saw something unusual about the revellers boat on which the prince was aboard. Onyango further says ‘ i first saw everything about the boat tilted, then i wondered how strange the design could have been.’ Onyango goes on to say, he then heard the speakers on which music he had enjoyed all along giving faint musicand people yelling for help.
“That is when i moved closer and revelers one by one began getting onto my small engine boat. Its at the time that i was riding the first batch of people that i saw two men afloat, one with a life jacket and another who had since then passed out.”
He then dropped his fishing stick to the ‘man’ who later turns to be a man of status – the Prince and rode them to the shores of the lake.
The Uganda police force together with the UPDF Marine and the local fishermen managed to rescue over 26 people alive, 31 bodies on lake Victoria while many more are believed to be missing.
The Rescue mission is still on,” as posted by Uganda Police Force on social media.
Another audio of one of the survivors has since come out and making rounds on Social Media platforms with a young female partier giving an account of how the whole unfortunate scenario came to pass and at that leaving a cloud of grief to many.