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Kyotera Water Tank: Engineer’s Body Finally Retrieved

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Regional Police Spokesperson, says that the officers managed to retrieve Kiwanuka’s body and handed it to his family members after a postmortem.
The Police Fire and Rescue Services team has finally retrieved the body of Eng. Ramathan Kiwanuka from a 130ft-underground water tank in Kyotera district.  

He suffocated to death in the tank at Kyakuduse village in Kasaali town council on Tuesday this week Kiwanuka, a resident of Nansana town in Nansana municipality in Wakiso district had gone to repair the pump installed in the water tank when a snap hook on his climbing rope broke. 

He fell inside and could not climb and died moments later due to the lack of oxygen. Robert Ssebayigga, 42, a resident of Kyakuduse village, in Kasaali town council who entered the tank to rescue Kiwanuka also died shortly.

Police managed to retrieve Ssebayigga’s body on Wednesday and took it to the mortuary and continued with the mission to recover Kiwanuka’s body. 

Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Regional Police Spokesperson, says that the officers managed to retrieve Kiwanuka’s body and handed it to his family members after a postmortem. 

Amir Kavuma, the owner of the tank, says that he has decided to close it to avoid causing more deaths, adding that he will look for another alternative source of water for his home.

 

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