SECURITY ALERT: Six Died As Building Caves in Kampala Suburb
Jan. 09, 2020
Six people perished in Kasanga, a Kampala suburb after a building under construction caved & collapsed on Wednesday afternoon along Mitala road, citing Observer UG.
By the time of the accident, the incomplete building was being supported by concrete and wooden poles. According to Hassan Kyangai, the deputy director Fire and Emergency Response, the dead have been identified as Martin Owori, Robert Okech, James Ochwo, Nicholas Ochieng, Joseph Oburu and Etiang Okong.
Musa Amuru, one of the eight survivors said the soil caved in abruptly giving no room for the six deceased to escape.
Godfrey Kintu, a casual labourer says that since the construction of the building started mid-December last year, no single Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) official had visited the site.
Local residents also said that the builders were not known residents of the area, and they could be brought on a vehicle in the morning, and driven back to an unknown place late at night. Last year, a building caved in at Bakuli in Kampala killing two builders on spot. Police attributed the incident to lack supervision by city authorities.