Kariba Boat Accident: Second Body Recovered

Rescue teams have recovered a second body from the five passengers who drowned in a boat mishap in Lake Kariba.

The boat accident happened last Friday.

Search efforts have been hampered by the immense depth and vastness of the lake making it difficult to map the area of search.

The search had to be called off yesterday, with hopes the bodies may resurface today.

Straddling the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba is 223 kilometres long and stretches 40 kilometres across at its widest point. It is the world’s largest reservoir—a major source of drinking water and energy in Africa.

Water levels on Lake Kariba have fallen steadily as southern Africa has endured a long-term drought.

Bodies may take between a day to six days before floating to the surface depending on conditions.

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