Felix Kakooza, also a miner at Nsagala stone quarry, says the soils caved in when his college was splitting stones in the trench.
A story quarry has caved in Sembabule district
killing a miner.
The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Philip
Mulindwa, a resident of Nsangala village in Mitete Sub County in Sembabule
Mulindwa met his death this morning when the quarry
caved in as he was digging stones.
Felix Kakooza, also a miner at Nsagala stone
quarry, says the soils caved in when his college was splitting stones in the
Kakooza says he fled for dear life when he heard the rock
cracking and tried to alert Mulindwa but unfortunately he didn’t hear him since
he was deep in the ground.
Sulait Nganda Kasambya, parish representative at
Mitete Sub County, says soils could have been weakened by water since Mulindwa
had dug about 30 feet into the ground.
He says that they called police, which worked with
residents to retrieve the deceased’s body from the ground.
the Southern Region Police Spokesperson, says they have handed over the
deceased’s body to Sembabule health center IV for postmortem as investigations
into the matter goes on.
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