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7-Year-Old Girl Dies in Kabarole Quarry

Harriet Komuhendo, a resident of Mugusu Sub County slid and fell in the ditch while she was trying to retrieve her sandals.
25 Nov 2021 10:17
locals surrounding the mining feild where the body of the deceased was recovered.

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A seven-year-old girl has died in Kabarole District after falling into a stone quarry. 

Harriet Komuhendo, a resident of Mugusu Sub County slid and fell in the ditch while she was trying to retrieve her sandals.

The incident comes at a time when leaders in the Sub County are concerned about open ditches that have been dug near stone quarrying sites, which exposes residents to danger.

The deceased’s mother says that she had gone for burial in the neighboring village and left her child playing. She says that she was shocked when told that her daughter had fallen in the ditch.

//Cue in: omwana wange ndugirege hann.. Cue out: bona nibaingana”//

The LCI Chairperson Burungu Zone Nyabuswa parish Steven Happy, says that the ditches have become a danger to the community. He says open ditches have been dug everywhere which exposes residents to danger.

//Cue in :chairperson lc1 burungu zone… Cue out nibalemwa nihaija bandi”//

Milton Bahati the Secretary of Works, Production Natural Resources and Environment says that they are yet to get information regarding stone quarrying activities in the area.  He says that the activities have been illegally going on in the district for the past six months without the knowledge of the local leaders.

//Cue in we condemn … Cue out: “in the district”//

Julian Sarah Ayesiga, the Resident District Commissioner Kabarole says she has no idea about the illegal activities in the area.    //Cue in: about illegal miners. Cue out: we must be respected”//





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