UGANDA DECLARES NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING FOR BOAT CRUISE VICTIMS: Friday 30th November 2018.

Following the tragic death of 32 Ugandan partiers (and counting) on an ill-fated boat cruise, this Friday has been declared a national day of mourning.

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A boat-cruise-do that attracted a number of notable renown Ugandans surrounded by young partiers turned tragic when the trawler transporting them to a beach for the final party, developed serious defects.  Water started seeping through the lower compartments of what has been declared an uninsured, unlicensed vessel, rising to dangerous levels before capsizing.

Boat revellers

Some of the revellers that drowned (courtesy photo).

“This Friday 30th November is a National Day for Mourning throughout Uganda to remember the lives of the innocent Ugandans who perished in last week’s tragedy,” stated the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda.

It is not a public holiday but “flags will fly at half mast in tribute to the departed schools” carried on the Prime Minister.

A renown Prince-younger brother to the Kabaka/King of Buganda-(wearing yellow t.shirt in attached video clip and at back of vessel) was among the 27 rescued survivors in the disaster that claimed a younger Prince-Isaac Kayondo.

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