Sand Mine Buries 3 in Kanungu

Those buried by the sand mine include one adult and two minors. One other person was injured and is now admitted at Kisiizi Hospital, Rukungiri District.
Three people have been buried by a sand mine in Bihangire, Rutenga Sub County, Kanungu District in South Western Uganda.

They include one adult, Immaculate Kenyonyozi (33) and two minors; Naboth Tayebwa (11) and Illuminate  Twikirize (12).  One other person Allen Kesiime (29), was injured. She is now admitted at Kisiizi Hospital, Rukungiri District according to one of the locals identified as Solomon Mucunguzi.

Rugando Cell Chairman Geoffrey Sinka says that the incident occurred at 08am Friday.

He says that this is the first incident to happen in the area.

Kanungu District Police Commander Joab Wabwire has confirmed the incident saying that police teams have already set off to the scene to investigate.The dead were still buried in the cave by press time.