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Heavy Rains Blow Off Equity Bank Roof in Kawempe :: Uganda Radionetwork

Heavy Rains Blow Off Equity Bank Roof in Kawempe

Traffic was paralyzed for more than two hours as parts of the roof blocked the Kawempe- Bombo road.
03 Nov 2021 19:01
Equity Bank roof brought down by rain

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Heavy rains and strong wind on Wednesday blew off the roof of the Equity Bank Branch in Kawempe.

Traffic was paralyzed for more than two hours as the debris blocked the Kawempe- Bombo road.  The Traffic Police, the fire brigade arrived and were assisted by residents to remove the debris from the road.

Customers who were at the bank at the time were forced to run to the nearest buildings for shelter. 

Vendors in Wekembe market which is opposite the bank said that fortunately no person was injured by the flying debris.

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Sharif Lugonvu one of the vendors working in Wekembe Market which is opposite the bank says that the building occupied by the Bank needs to be refurbished.

/Cue in: “ Kibuyaga nga muyitirivu nnyo....

Cue out:…abakatale tukoseddwa nnyo".//

The staff of Equity Bank declined to comment on the incident. Some were seen struggling to remove some of the debris that had blocked the entrance of the bank.

Badru Wakumi, a vendor at Wekembe Market says that the incident should be a wake-up call to KCCA. He says that the authority allowed the erection of a billboard near the market. Wakumi says that the billboard is a threat to the lives of the vendors because it could be blown off by heavy winds. He wants the billboard relocated.

//Cue in: “Kyensaba ekipande...

Cue out: ….oba kigwa eri oba kigwa eno". //

Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy Kampala Police Spokesperson said nobody was injured.                

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