CICO Employee Drowns in River Waiga

It is alleged that John Byaruhanga 22 a casual laborer at the CICO company drowned and died in the river on Wednesday evening at around 6pm.

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Police in the Albertine is investigating circumstances under which an employee of China Chongqing international construction company limited- CICO drowned in river Waiga in Buliisa district.

River Waiga is on the Hoima -Biiso -Wanseko road in Buliisa district. CICO was contracted by the government to tarmac the Hoima-Biiso Wanseko road.

It is alleged that John Byaruhanga 22 a casual labourer at the CICO Company drowned and died in the river on Wednesday.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that the deceased was constructing the new Waiga Bridge together with his fellow workers when he accidentally slid and fell in the speedy running water that eventually swept him away. 

Attempts by his colleagues to rescue Byaruhanga did not yield any fruits. According to Hakiza, marine police together with the company workers and area residents have launched the search for his body.

 //cue in:”We are Investigating… 

 Cue out:…yet been recovered.”//.

Last week the river burst its bank paralyzing transport on the Hoima-Biiso wanseko road for close to three days.

The old bridge was constructed to allow the transportation of machinery to the oil fields in Buliisa was also completely submerged by the flood water.