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Police Surveillance Camera Collapses, Injures Two in Iganga

It is reported that, the surveillance camera collapsed on the victims at around midday. The victims were rushed to Iganga General hospital emergency unit for further management.
Members of the general public stare at the collapsed police surveillance camera. courtesy photo.


Two people sustained injuries after being hit by a newly installed police surveillance camera in Iganga Municipality. The incident happened along Nakigo road on Wednesday.

The victims who are not yet identified were heading towards Iganga Chief Magistrates Court area.

It is reported that, the surveillance camera collapsed on the victims at around midday. The victims were rushed to Iganga General hospital emergency unit for further management.

Martin Sooka, a resident in the area says that the camera pole collapsed due to strong winds. "We were experiencing strong winds throughout the day. I suspect that this is the cause of the breakdown of the metallic pole that collapsed," said Sooka.

Julius Mutyabule, a motorcyclist within the area says that the concrete holding the pole had weakened due to continuous exposure to running water.

Mutyabule adds that the pole was erected near an overflowing drainage system and this could have weakened it's concrete holding surface.

The Busoga East regional police headquarter offices are located about 50 meters away from where the surveillance camera collapsed. The police authorities have since declined to comment about the matter.

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