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Police say 17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident

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”Two bodies have been recovered, while no fewer than 15 passengers were still missing since the boat capsized on Lake Albert in north-western Uganda on Sunday,’’ police spokesman Julius Hakiza told dpa.

According to Hakiza, 32 people, who were all returning from a football match, had been rescued by Sunday.

”We suspect the boat was overloaded and it was also overpowered by strong winds,” Hakiza said.