Rosemary Wamailu, one of the leaders in the church who is also the district councillor for Butaleja town council identified one of the dead as 60-year-old Angela Malwa a resident of Busasi village in Butaleja town council.
A colapsed Church that killed two people in Butaleja
Two people have died and eight others hospitalized after a church
collapsed in Butaleja District.
Namulemu Catholic Church in Namulemu village in Butaleja town council collapsed
on Wednesday afternoon after a heavy hailstorm.
A group of believers were hit by the wall of the Church leaving
two dead and eight of them nursing injuries.
Rosemary Wamailu, one of the leaders in the church who is also the district
councillor for Butaleja town council identified one of the dead as 60-year-old
Angela Malwa a resident of Busasi village in Butaleja town council.
She said Malwa died on the spot after the wall collapsed on her while another unidentified
woman died on the way to the hospital. The injured were rushed to Busolwe
Hospital in critical condition.
An eye witness Nicholas Nabihuli, a resident of Namulemu village said that
the church collapsed because it was in a bad state for five years.
Alfred Walyuba, the LCI Chairperson of Lumule village said that
the church was poorly constructed.
“The Church is too big but they only put six pillars instead of
nine that could support it. This is why it was easily brought down by the storm”
Bureau Chief Elgon/Bukedi
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.