Six people are feared dead after a boat capsized in Lake Victoria.

Reports indicated that seven people survived the incident as they were travelling from Sigulu Island in Uganda to Marenga Omena Beach, in Budalang’i, Busia county.

The survivors are nursing injuries at the Port Victoria Hospital where they are receiving medication.

According to the chairman of the Marenga Omena Beach, Steven Muse, the boat had 13 people, including a coxswain who also died.

Rescuers are currently searching for the missing person is underway.