Six Killed As Building Collapses in Kansanga

A building has collapsed in Kansanga killing six people on the spot.

The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon along Mitala road when the building supported by concrete poles caved in burying six builders.

According to Hassan Kyangai, the Deputy Director Fire and Emergency Response, the dead have been identified as Martin Owori, Robert Okech, James Ochwo, Nicholas Ocheng, Joseph Oburu and Etiang Okong.

Police could not readily establish the owner of the building after engineers fled the site.

Musa Amuru, one of the eight survivors said the soil caved in abruptly giving no room for the six to escape.

Godfrey Kintu, a casual labourer says that since the construction of the building started mid-December last year, no KCCA official had visited the site. 

Some residents of Kasanga also said that the builders were not known residents of the area.

They note that they could be brought on a vehicle in the morning and driven back to unknown place late in the evening.

Last year a building caved in at Bakuli in Kampala killing two builders on spot. Police attributed the incident to supervision failure by city authorities.

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