Both Northern Province Deputy Police Commissioner Alfred Nawa and Nsama District Commissioner Panji Chilingala confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kasama today.
Mr. Nawa said the incident happened on Sunday around 06:00 hours in Nsama District.
The Deputy Police Commissioner narrated that a boat which is believed to have capsized due to overloading was coming from Kampinda area in route to Kaputa district.
Mr. Nawa revealed that so far three bodies have since been retrieved from the water with help from the local people.
And Nsama DC, Mr. Chilingala said government is doing everything possible to retrieve the remaining six bodies.
Mr. Chilingala has since appealed to the local people to work with government in the search of other remaining bodies.