Two family members (a child and an adult) are reported still missing after a family was involved in a boat accident at the Kira Power Station.
A statement from Eskom confirms the family of four (2 adults and 2 children) and a guide experienced boat engine failure on their way to the source of River Nile. Their boat was carried away by the river current towards the Kira Power station whose spillways were open.
The people in the boat were identified as Hassan Alwi,(father), Shakira Super (mother), Alwi Amirror (child), Jafalu Alwi (child), Okidi Patrick (guide).
The guide was rescued by the UPDF marine, as well as 2 family members (Jafalu and Hassan). A lone boater had chosen to go rescue the family but suffered the same fate as his boat was washed through the spillway. He was since rescued by the UPDF marine.
The rescued people have been taken to Jinaj referral hospital for medical attention while the UPDF marines continue to lead the search for the other 2 family members(Shakirah and Amirror).