The incident took place on Sunday 18th July 2021early morning around 4a.m in Kabushongo village, Busoro cell, Nyamyumba sector of Rubavu district.
It is said that the boat was carrying paving stones from Nyamyumba to Boneza sector in Rutsiro district.
The boat operated by Bernard Ndayisaba along with his son Etienne Hakizimana, 20 was striken by strong wave and capsized after crossing the area designated for extraction of methane gas in Lake Kivu.
Following the incident, Hakizimana swam and survived while his father Ndayisaba sank with the boat.
The Executive Secretary of Nyamyumba sector, Heritier Kazendebe has said that Ndayisaba’s body has not yet been retrieved.
“It is still difficult to retrieve his body because he sank with loaded boat,” he explained.
Kazendebe expressed condolences to the bereaved family and assured support to retrieve the man’s body for burial.
The previous accident in Lake Kivu took place in October 2019 when a truck belonging to Chinese company constructing the road along Marine headquarters to Bralirwa plant in Rubavu district skidded off the road into Lake Kivu leaving two of 10 passengers on board dead.