Friday, 21 June 2013
14 YEAR-OLD BOY PERISHES IN SAND QUARRY AS TWO OTHERS BURNT WITH FIRE
A fourteen year-old boy in Buhuna II village in Karambi sub-county died yesterday after a sand quarry he was working on curved in on him.
The officer in charge of Mpondwe-Customs police post Baker Kawonawo identified the deceased as Moses Kabyemera son to Julius Tibamanya a resident of Buhuna II village.
Kawonawo says the boy has been a pupil in primary six at Kamasasa primary school in Karambi sub-county.
The OC says that the incident occurred at about 4pm when the boy was mining sand alone.
Police was called to the scene; the body was retrieved and taken to Bwera Hospital for a postmortem test before being handed over to the family for burials.
Kawonawo says police continues to investigate the circumstances under which the boy got absent from school to go and mine sand.
Meanwhile, police in Bwera have described as an accident a fire that killed two children burnt in the house in Kayanzi landing site in Nyakiyumbu sub-county.
Vincent Mwesigye, the Officer in Charge of Bwera police post says two children aged fourteen and eighty mistakenly left the candle lit as they went to sleep on Tuesday night. Their mother a Congolese national was away by that time.
It was too late for the neighbors to save the girls when they saw flames from the house.
Mwesigye says the children died at Kagando hospital a few hours after they were admitted in critical conditions.
Police says investigations do not show any malice because the fire started from inside the house. END