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9 musicians drown in Kenya boat accident, official says

June 25, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenya police official says nine musicians have drowned when their boat capsized on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria.

Nyanza regional head of police Willy Lugusa said the rest of the 17 people on the boat Saturday morning were rescued.

“The bodies of the other nine are yet to be recovered. We believe they are dead for now,” Lugusa said.

Police said the boat was carrying artists of the Boyieta Wuod Awasi music group to Ndenda Island in western Kenya, where the group was expected to perform Saturday evening.

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