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Hailstorm Kills 3- Year-Old Child in Jinja

Edridard Namususwa a resident of Katwe village, in Bugembe town council, Jinja district was hit by iron sheets which fell off the mud house she was sleeping in on Saturday.
A 3- year old, child has been killed by a hailstorm in Jinja district.

Edridard Namususwa a resident of Katwe village, in Bugembe town council, Jinja district was hit by iron sheets which fell off the mud house she was sleeping in on Saturday.

Aisha Namwase, the mother says that the family house was leaking due to the heavy rains and when she tried to fix it, heavy wind blew off the iron sheets which fell on her daughter.

“My house was leaking all over, but when I tried to fix the sponges within the different parts of the rooftop, a heavy wind pulled the whole roof off, and it fell to hit my child, I also sustained minor injuries in the process of trying to rescue her,” she said.

The village chairperson, Badru Zilintusa says that since the village is in a slum area when it rains it heavily floods and destroys houses. 

“Katwe is located in a slum area and whenever it rains heavily, our property is destroyed following the floods that take course,” he said.

The officer in- charge of Bugembe police station, Sam Talemwa says that the post- mortem report shows that Namwase died of suffocation. He explains that she could not breathe because she was covered by the heavy iron sheets.



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