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3 Dead, 5 Admitted After Being Electrocuted in Busia

The deceased have been identified as Izac Wejuli aged 21 years, Brian Ologe of 21 and Derrick Wabwire aged 16 years while the survivors admitted are Edrisa Wamunga 14, Misach Kwagala, 14, David Wakumba 15, Juma Jackson 14 and Osman Egesa who is 15 years. They are all residents of Buchicha and Solo C villages in Western division of Busia Municipality.
24 Nov 2021 14:51
some of the victims display wounds

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Three- 3 people have been confirmed dead and five- 5 others admitted after they were electrocuted in Busia district.

The deceased have been identified as Izac Wejuli aged 21 years, Brian Ologe of 21 and Derrick Wabwire aged 16 years while the survivors admitted are Edrisa Wamunga 14, Misach Kwagala, 14, David Wakumba 15, Juma Jackson 14 and Osman Egesa of 15 years. They are all residents of both Buchicha and Solo C villages in Western division of Busia Municipality.

Its reported that the victims were electrocuted on Tuesday evening at Buchicha P/S play ground in Western division when they were carrying a tent in celebration after their local football team won the tournament and in the process, the tent roof top got in contact to a three phased electricity wire causing a short circuit that stroked all of them and three died instantly since they were carrying the tent.

The football tournament was organized by Busia Municipal council leaders in commemoration of former Busia town Mayor late Musa Mukiibi who died recently.

Eddy Wadenga, who was a master of ceremony-MC during the tournament, says that the victims were excited and carried the tent that got in contact with the electricity wire. They only saw electricity power sparks in their intervention they found when one victim was already dead.

Luganda audio

//Cue in: “Twabadde twakamaliriza…           Cue out:…bavudde mubulamu bwensi”//

 Charles Wejuli John Wabwire, both residents of Solo C village and Pius Wesonga and Tabbisa Muduwa residents of Buchicha village in Western division among other parents of the victims, said that they were shocked to hear about their children getting electrocuted and others dead.

Voxpop //Cue in: “Nabadde va waka…                    Cue out:…niye omwana wange”//

Edrisa Wamungu, one of the survivors says that they never wanted to break the tent that they were taking to the neighboring home and then celebrates the victory. When they reached near the pine tree the tent got stuck on the branches of the pine tree which is near the electricity wire and in the process of removing it, the tent got in contact with the electricity wire. He is still feeling pain in his body.

Samia audio: //Cue in: “Hukingire etent musisawe…          Cue out:…koti chitaano chiti”//

Sadiq Amin Agele, the Busia town mayor says that it was unfortunate about the accident.

Luganda audio:

//Cue in: “Byabaddewo katusabire…           Cue out:…atukwatire ko bawone”//

SP. Didas Byaruhanga, the Busia district police commander confirmed the incident and said that they have sent a team of police officers to ascertain the major cause of the accident.

The body of the deceased was taken by police in the mortuary pending postmortem and the 5 survivors were also admitted at Busia health center IV

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