building under construction has collapsed in Bweyogerere-along the Kampala Jinja
highway injuring five people.
According to eyewitnesses, more than 20 builders were on the site by the time the
building caved in at around 4:00 pm.
Ssekalala a porter at the site said that when most of the workers saw the building caving in slowly, they ran for safety. He said only five people sustained serious
injuries and were rushed to the nearby clinic in Bweyogerere for
Ssekalala who sustained a fractured leg identified the injured as Wilber, Kato and
“banaffe babadde …
Cue… nga tuwumuddemu,”//
Eriya Muhanguzi, a builder who sustained a minor injury on the head, said most
of his colleagues were resting and waiting for building materials.
Cue… poor planning,”//
Amis Kagezi, the Chairperson Kireku-Railway zone in Bweyogerere Division, said
the three floors had been constructed in the last two months. He added that the
construction has also been ongoing day and night.
also suspects that the building could have caved in due to poor materials used
in construction, said they were still trying to establish the proprietor of the building and his engineers who did not show up moments after the collapse.
in: “ nanyini kizimbe…
Cue… tetumumanyi kubanga,”//
At 6:00 pm, the police and the workers were still searching if there were people
trapped under the rubble.
a building collapsed and killed five people in Kisenyi.