By Chimwemwe Simpito
Eleven people have died and others are still missing after a passenger boat capsized on lake Tanganyika Tuesdat afternoon.
The boat was sailing from Nsumbu Fishing camp to Chisanza along the lake shores.
Northern Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel confirmed the development that, a passenger boat carrying 50 people including fishermen was hit by strong waves around 17 hours due to torrential rains experienced by the district .
He said the majority victims are children between the age of 1 and 5 reported to be dead as they failed to swim after drowning.
Mr Mwamba said, 3 bodies were found floating while 8 confirmed missing and 25 survived.