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Two Ugandans Buried While Digging Pit Latrine in Juba :: Uganda Radionetwork

Two Ugandans Buried While Digging Pit Latrine in Juba

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Two Ugandans have died in south Sudan capital Juba after a pit latrine they were digging for a South Sudanese business man collapsed on them.

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Two Ugandans were killed in the South Sudan capital Juba on Tuesday this week after a pit latrine they were digging caved in and buried them. Arumadri Candia, a survivor of the incident identifies the deceased as Jimmy Oloya and Samson Ochan, both natives of Nebbi district.


Candia explains that on the fateful days they were contracted by a South Sudan businessman to sink a 35 feet pit latrine. He says they embarked on the job and all appeared to being going well until they reached 28 feet and hit soft soil. 

Candia says he asked his colleagues to stop saying their lives were at risk but they ignored his pleas and continued with their work until the pit latrine caved in and buried them. He says Oloya went to south Sudan to do casual work to raise money and join senior one since he was a complete orphan.

Oloya sat his primary leaving Examinations last year and passed to join secondary school. Candia says the south Sudan businessman he only identifies as Deng has accepted to transport the bodies of the victims back for burial. Efforts by our reporter to speak to the relatives of the deceased were futile as he couldn't establish contact with their families.

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