MOMBASA (Xinhua) --
At least four fishermen were killed after their
boat capsized in the Indian Ocean near the coastal town of Kwale,
Police said the fishermen were on a deep-sea
fishing expedition when their boat was hit by storm.
Four fishermen were killed on the spot.
Kwale County Commissioner Kutswa Olaka said 11 fishermen were
rescued after they managed to swim to a nearby island.
Olaka told Xinhua that the search and rescue team has so far
retrieved two bodies.
"We have launched investigation to determine the cause of the
"Preliminary reports indicates that the boat might have been
overloaded." Olaka said.
Police said the fishermen included both Kenyans and
Tanzanians who were sailing from Pemba in Tanzania to Kwale
Olaka warns fishermen who lack modern fishing equipment
against deep-sea fishing especially when the ocean is
experiencing high tides.