6 killed, 3 injured after building collapses in Ugandan capital

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The building under construction which caved in killing six people in Kansanga. PHOTO/Daily Monitor
The building under construction which caved in killing six people in Kansanga. PHOTO/Daily Monitor

Six workers were killed and three others injured after a building under construction collapsed on Wednesday in the Kansanga suburb of the Ugandan capital of Kampala, local police said.

The bodies have been retrieved from the debris and the injured taken to hospital, Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone.

A committee has been set up to investigate the cause of the collapse, Onyango said.

ome residents of Kasanga also said that the builders were not known residents of the area.

They noted that they could be brought on a vehicle in the morning and driven back to unknown place late in the evening. The dead bodies were taken to Mulago mortuary as police continue with investigations.

Last year a building caved in at Bakuli in Kampala killing two builders on spot. Police attributed the incident to supervision failure by city authorities.

In May 2019, five people, including four children, were killed in a residential fence wall collapse following heavy rains in Kampala.

A month later, six street children were killed and two others seriously injured after a school perimeter wall collapsed in the capital.

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