By Andrew Irumba
Kampala: The nation woke up to shock after six children being buried alive by a wall at Lohana Academy which collapsed this morning.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that the wall collapsed during a heavy downpour at 2:00AM, killing six street children on spot. Two others are currently hospitalized in Mulago Hospital. The deceased are street children who were sleeping in a water trench at the time of the incident. Owoyesigyire said that “The children were resting in a channel adjacent to the school. The Police rescue team is still clearing debris to ascertain the exact number of children that were covered by the wall.”
A survivor of the incident who only identified himself as John said that “We were struggling to find clothing to cover themselves during the rain when the wall fell on us.” According to him, all children who were asleep at the time were killed. He added that “We had come to sleep. We laid sacks to sleep on. I tried to grab their sacks but they wanted to beat me and I went to Han’s Pub where I picked a box and slept. I was later told by women that my colleagues had been killed by the wal.” However, officials at Lohana Academy are yet to issue a statement about the tragedy, although the time we went the police were still conducting investigations into the matter.