Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has identified the deceased as female juvenile aged 12 years, identified as Namazzi Alyera, a resident of Nsambya Kitooro, Makindye Division in Kampala while the second body is yet to be identified.
Police have recovered two bodies from the Nakivubo Channel
after today’s heavy downpour in Kampala.
The two bodies were recovered near Total fuel station, where they were carried by floods water from different parts of the city.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has
identified one of the deceased as a female juvenile aged 12 years, named Namazzi
Alyera, a resident of Nsambya Kitooro in Makindye Division of Kampala. But the second deceased, a male adult, is yet to be identified.
Preliminary findings show that Namazzi was playing with her
friends during the rain when their ball fell in a trench. She tried to remove
the ball, but the water overpowered her and swept her away, according to Onyango.
According to polices, her body was swept up to Clock Tower, where
a boda-boda rider saw it and informed the police near Shoprite in Kampala. Police retrieved the body but while still at the scene, another body of a
male adult yet to be identified appeared.
In May this year, 56-year-old Cissy
Namukasa, a market vendor, drowned in Nakawa drainage channel during a heavy downpour. Footage
from the security cameras showed Namukasa falling in a
trench and being washed away towards Industrial area by fast running water, as her
body disappeared until today.
More than 190 people drowned in trenches, lakes, rivers and septic tanks
last year, according to a recent report presented by Assistant Inspector General of
Police Joseph Mugisa, the Director Fire and Emergency Rescue in Uganda Police
Patrick Onyango has appealed to members of the public to be very
cautious during this rainy season.
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