Two children died this morning following heavy rains that destroyed
their house in Igamba ward in Iganga municipality.
The two children have been
identified as eight-year-old, Anita Nakiyemba and her one-year-old brother, Timothy
The minor’s parents escaped with serious
injuries and are receiving treatment at Iganga general hospital.
Nakayinza, who spoke to URN on her sick bed at Iganga General Hospital that
they closed the door hoping to protect their children from hailstorm only for
the house to collapse minutes later.
“This morning was characterized with heavy
rains. My husband advised me to lock the door, but a strange hailstorm struck
forcing the house to collapse on all of us,” she says.
Ssayid Kakerewe, the village chairperson says they
could only save adults as the children could not contain the pressure of the
Kakerewe says the house had developed deep cracks and wasn’t fit
to shelter humans due to endless rains.
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The Iganga Central Police Commander, David
Ndaula has confirmed the incident and urged residents to desist from occupying
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David Balaba, the Mayor Iganga municipality who paid a courtesy
call to the grieving family, says such accidents are a result of poor planning.
“Some of these buildings are not supposed to be
here and the technocrats have brought it to our attention, but due to different
political views and interests, our colleagues have intentionally frustrated the
process of re-planning our town,” he says.
Adding that, “most of these poor structures mushroom
overnight, but because some political players are afraid of losing public
trust, they second locals with unproved designs to construct substandard