6 December 2012

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.

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