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Students, Teacher Injured As Storm Blows Off School Roof :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Students, Teacher Injured As Storm Blows Off School Roof

Ten students and a classroom teacher at Albert, a private Secondary School in Hoima town have been injured following a storm that blew off part of the school roof.

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Ten students and a classroom teacher at Albert, a private Secondary School in Hoima town have been injured following a storm that blew off part of the school roof.

 

The rainstorm on at about 4pm on Friday carried away the school iron sheets and tossed them metres away.

 

According to Joab Tasobya, the school deputy head teacher, the students were in class at the time. The students were injured as they scampered to escape the classroom.

 

He identified some of the injured as Bright Nyangoma, Johnson Kugonza, and the senior four class teacher Johnson Mugenyi. Other students were identified only as Margaret, Brenda, and Swamadu.

 

The injured were rushed to Hoima regional referral hospital nursing severe injuries.

 

The victims are from SI and S4, whose block was affected along with the administration block.

 

Ibrahim Bigabwa, the municipal education officer partly, blamed the incident on lack of wind breakers at the school.

 

He said he had asked schools to plant trees around their premises to act as wind breakers and guard against such incidents. His appeal was ignored. 

 

By around 6:00pm, parents, guardians and well wishers had flocked the school premises to check on their loved ones. 

 

On Wednesday, a similar storm de-roofed some of the dilapidated Hoima police barracks structures and uprooted several billboards in the town.

 

In a recent Ministry of water and environment weather report, it was predicted that more rains will be received in the western central region, where Hoima falls.

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