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Five Killed In Wall Collapse Due To Heavy Rain In Kampala

Five people, including four children were killed on Sunday in a residential fence wall collapse following heavy rains in Uganda’s capital Kampala, Police confirmed.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, told Xinhua on Sunday that a mother, three daughters and a grandson were killed after a neighbor’s fence wall collapsed on their house in Seguku village, Makindye division, about 10 km southeast of the capital Kampala.

“We have so far retrieved four bodies and one is still remaining. Our teams are doing their best to retrieve the remaining body,” he said.

Onyango said the head of the family (husband) survived the deadly incident as he had gone to the Mosque for early morning prayers.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, at least four Kenyan Catholic pilgrims on a foot trek to the annual martyr’s commemoration in central Uganda were killed and seven others critically injured in a Sunday road accident in the eastern district of Luuka.

James Mubi, Busoga East Police Spokesperson, said that two people died on spot and two others in hospital after a driver of a commuter taxi from the opposite direction lost control and rammed into a group of about 100 pilgrims on trek from Kenya to Uganda at Bulaga, along Jinja-Iganga highway.

The pilgrims were trekking to Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine Namugongo, where on June 3, every year, a commemoration is held of more than 20 Catholic and Anglican martyrs who were burnt alive in June 1886.

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