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Mourners from Nairobi die after boat capsizes as passenger was taking selfies


Pain and grief has engulfed fishers and residents of Arongo beach in Seme, Kisumu county after a boat capsized killing five people.

The boat which was carrying eight passengers, seven adults and one child, capsized on saturday evening at around 5.30 pm.

Area chief Shadrach Ochola says that the boat capsized after one of the passengers stood to take a selfie causing the imbalance.

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Ochola says that those who survived the tragedy, among them the coxswain, were taken to Manywanda Hospital for treatment

The five were mourners who had traveled from Nairobi and had later on decided to take a ride on the boat to see the lake.