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Search for band members who perished in Lake Victoria to begin tomorrow

26, Jun 2016

The search for at least nine members of a local music band who perished in the Lake Victoria boat accident yesterday will begin tomorrow morning.according to Bondo assistant county commissioner Gerald Mutuku, a joint committee has been formed, comprising officials of The Kenya Maritime Authority, department of fisheries and both the county and national governments.Last night, eight survivors and families of the deceased spent a night in the cold as they waited for the search to begin.A survivor, Nicholas Ochieng', said that it is a tradition that survivors of any accident on the lake must wait at the shore until the bodies of all the victims are recovered.The Saturday morning incident brings the number of people who have died in Lake Victoria in Siaya County to at least 15 in the last five months.

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