The deceased has been identified as Edward Basaija a resident of Wabinyama village Rubirizi parish in Mpeefu sub county in Kagadi district.
40-year-old fisherman has drowned in river Nguse in Kagadi district.
deceased has been identified as Edward Basaija a resident of Wabinyama village
Rubirizi parish in Mpeefu sub county in Kagadi district.
Basaija reportedly went for fishing at river Nguse on Wednesday evening
but he reportedly drowned in the river as he was swept away by the fast-running
water that killed him instantly.
Bitarabeho, the LCI Chairperson for Wabinyama village told Uganda Radio
Network in an interview on Thursday that the deceased’s relatives waited for him
to come home in vain.
prompted area residents to mount a search for him.
The body was on
Thursday morning found floating on the river by area residents.
residents immediately alerted Kagadi police who rushed and joined the residents
in retrieving the body.
Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the incident
adding that after the body was retrieved from the river, police conveyed it
to Kagadi general hospital mortuary where it is currently lying pending a postmortem.
August 2019, a 10-year-old girl and a pupil of Buharura Primary school in
Kiryanga sub-county drowned in the same river while swimming with her
colleagues. The deceased was identified as Grace Tushabe. She was swept away by
December 2019, a pupil of Zahura Primary school in Kagadi district drowned in
Sulaiman Nizeimana drowned in River Nguse around 7:30pm while trying to cross
together with his young brother, Ismail Champion. She was swept away by running water.