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.
Three- 3 people have been confirmed
dead and five- 5 others admitted after they were 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 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
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.
//Cue in: “Nabadde va waka… Cue out:…niye omwana
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.