Floating body retrieved from River Akagera

By IGIHE
On 5 February 2021 at 10:41

A body of an unidentified man in the age bracket between 40 and 50 has been found in River Akagera on the side of Bugesera district, Eastern Province.

The body was sited yesterday in Karumuna village, Kanzenze cell of Ntarama sector in Bugesera district.

Sources reveal that fishermen in River Akagera marshland saw a sack floating on water which they retrieved and found a man’s body inside. They immediately alerted local leaders.

The executive secretary of Ntarama sector, Uwamugira Beatha has told IGIHE that the body was found around 2pm.

“The body was seen by fishermen at work. We found it in a sack but we have not established the cause of death. The deceased is aged between 40 and 50,” she said.

“The body was found in a marshland. It is far from inhabited areas. People who saw the body first explained that it was flowing from River Akagera, retrieved it but don’t know the deceased,” added Uwamugira.

She revealed that the body was taken to ADEPR Nyamata Hospital for postmortem.
Security officials have also launched investigations for more details of the death.


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