Police has come and clarifies on the information circulating on social media that over 30 people at Nile Discovery Resort Beach in Jinja as police tried to enforce curfew.
PRO Sezibwa region Asp Hellen Butoto, said that the public should disregard the information ,false and that it deserves no attention.
Over yesterday rumor surfaced claiming that more than 30 people are feared dead after drowning in River Nile at Nile Discovery Resort Beach in Jinja as Police Officers tried to enforce curfew despite the President announcing that all beaches must remain closed.
According to reports alleged that the party animals died on Sunday evening while running away from Police officers who were enforcing night curfew.
The development was further confirmed by a highly placed source in Jinja Police who said that the youths ran towards the side of the water trying to evade Police.
“When the Police Patrol arrived, everyone on the scene ran and dived into the water so that they Swim and cross over. Apparently, due to the bad weather of Sunday evening, the waters were Volatile and So many youths ended up drowning in that evening,” an eye witness from the beach says.
“Next thing is they couldn’t control themselves because the water was too fast. By the time rescue was hard because if the time and visual,” the source added.
So far six bodies have been retrieved and that the search continues. Two days later, Police is yet to make an official statement about the incident.
“Two have been claimed while four are unknown and have been taken to the morgue.”
Nile Discovery Resort beach is the venue for the famous Nyege Nyege annual event, an event that attracts thousands of revelers from across the world.