The incident took place on Sunday 8th August 2021 in Kinunga village, Remera cell, Boneza sector of Rutsiro district when the boat capsized during heavy rain characterized by strong wind and lightning.
The boat belonging to a man identified as Simon Ndengejeho was operated by Faustin Ndayambaje who has gone missing.
The boat which also carried bananas from the sectors of Gihango and Musasa was heading to Rubavu district.
The executive Secretary of Boneza sector, Christophe Mudaheranwa has confirmed that two women died during the accident.
“The deceased include Edithe Nyiranshimiyimana and Beatha Nyiramakabuza residing in Musasa sector. The cause of the accident remains unknown. The Marine Unit of Rwanda National Police is still searching for more passengers that might have drowned because the number of passengers onboard the boat is not established,” he said.
Another accident happened recently on 18th July 2021 in Nyamyumba sector. One of passengers onboard went missing while another one was rescued.