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Panic in Soroti as Two Casual Labourers Die Mysteriously

Julius Adiaka, a resident of Moru- Apesur Cell C, says the old men could have died due to heavy load as they struggle to carry rubbish on empty stomachs.
Residents of Moru- Apesur gathered after the sudden death of two casual workers.

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There is Panic in Soroti City East Division following the mysterious death of two elderly casual laborers in the area. 

The dead have been identified as Albino Loumo, who hails from Lokopo Sub County in Napak District but resident of Cell E, and Agusuberito Eburu alias Enunuka, resident of Cell A- all in Moru- Apesur ward. 

Loumo died alone in his house last night while Eburu died this morning while at work. 

Stella Egiru, the aspiring candidate for Moru- Apesur Ward and resident of the area says the two old men have all been surviving by collecting garbage from residents at a cost.

She, however, notes that both men have been alcohol addicts and were not eating food regularly. 

She also revealed that Loumo was beaten by market vendors early this week for allegedly stealing money from the market, something she suspects could have killed him. 

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But Julius Adiaka, a resident of Moru- Apesur Cell C, says the old men could have died due to heavy load as they struggle to carry rubbish on empty stomachs. 

He explains that much as the elders were doing it for cash, the leadership in the area failed to provide them with protective gears, dash bins or garbage trucks to help in removing garbage. 

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John Robert Esaru, the Interim Mayor of Soroti City East Division, says the two were not working for the Division since they suspended services of all casual laborers last year. 

Esaru explains that the division now relies on the services of road gangs that are paid by the City Council. 

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By the time of filing this story, the bodies had been picked by police and taken for postmortem. 

Esaru added that samples of the deceased persons have been taken by the medical team at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital to rule out possible Coronavirus infection. 

Dr. Wilson Etolu, the COVID-19 Focal Point Person at the Hospital, said a team has been dispatched to the ground to handle the situation and promised to their share findings later.