A story quarry has caved in Mukono district killing one person and
The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Viola Nakato. She
met her death on Thursday morning when the quarry caved in as she was digging
stones at Bwefulumya-Kisoga stone quarry in Nama Sub County.
Ruth Mbabazi, 27, another casual labourer was rushed to Mukono General Hospital
after sustaining severe injuries on both legs.
The quarry had been closed a month ago by the Deputy Resident District Commissioner
Richard Bwabye, following complaints from the community about the quarrying activities.
Mbabazi says the deceased abandoned vending of chicken alongside Kampala-Jinja
highway at Namawojjolo market after public transport was abolished and she resorted
to working at the quarry to make survival.
“Unfortunately, after digging for about two hours decided to seat inside to eat
some food when soils caved in and she could not survive,” Mbabazi said.
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Saul Ssempa, the quarry chairperson says that the ground was soft due to the heavy
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Several people earn a living through working in this quarry and are involved in
digging, dissecting and separating stones from the soil while others are paid
for loading them on the trucks.
Rose Namagembe, a resident says that they will not vacate the quarry because they
have to feed their families.