New Vision (Kampala)

Uganda: Man Buried, Dies At Excavation Site

A man was swallowed by the earth at an excavation site at Namanve in Wakiso district Wednesday morning. The man, 30, identified as Amiri Ndiwalana was buried by the soil as he removed his tools to till the sand.

He is the second person to die in a similar way this year alone.

According to one of his friends, Mubiru Musitwa, Amiri arrived in the morning on the site to remove his tools where he normally keeps them but did not notice that there was a crack at the spot following a heavy down pour Wednesday night.

He said that the victim had worked with them for only four months.

Mulindwa John one of those who has worked in this area for quite some time says "True we work in bad environment simply because we never went to school and here we earn our money without paying to anybody ", he said.

The Officer in- charge , Bweyogerere police, David Epedu, informed that they have always cautioned people but they never took the advice seriously.

Epedu said he expects more deaths in this area and is going to work with the community and call for a meeting to forge a way forward and ensure that no more deaths occur simply because people lack jobs.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.