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Grasshopper Whirlwind Lands Woman into Pit Latrine :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Grasshopper Whirlwind Lands Woman into Pit Latrine


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What started off as a hunting spree for a seasonal delicacy, ended up in a wave of shock when a woman and her baby fell in a 40-feet open pit latrine.



The incident on Saturday evening, took place in Kakumiro Town in Kibaale district.



The victim- Agnes Kyomuhangi, plunged into a 40 feet pit latrine, while jumping from one place to another hunting for the flying grasshoppers.



The incident could have gone unnoticed, were it not for the woman's persistent screams for help. A passerby realized that a woman with a 6-month old baby wrapped on her back, were stuck in an open pit latrine which is still under construction.



Joseph Bahemuka, the Officer in charge of Kakumiro Police Station, says that the woman was rescued by a team of police officers with the help of the locals.



The police however say that the woman broke her back and was rushed to Kakumiro health centre 4 in a critical condition. She was however referred to Mubende hospital and then to Mulago hospital.



The baby too appeared unwell.



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