By Monica Kobusiinge
Kampala: Several people are feared dead after a four-stored building that was under construction collapsed in Kelezia Zone, Makindye Division behind Calendar Rest House trapping several construction workers buried under the rubble.
According to the Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the incident is believed to have happened at around 9:pm ,
“Police responded to a distress call in Kelezia zone, Makindye division where a four-stored building under construction has collapsed,” Enanga said in a statement.
However, according to police, details concerning the exact number of people who were at the building at the time of the collapse are still scanty.
The development comes only hours after a heavy downpour ravaged several parts of Kampala leading to floods, whereas two bodies were recovered from Nakivubo channel at Clock Tower after the deceased were swept by water on Friday.
Neighbors and other young men gathered around the accident scene and used various tools including axes, hoes and hammers to try and dig out the victims, who were residing at the site.
A fire brigade truck, that had arrived earlier at the scene, left without accomplishing much although the Police maintained heavy deployment around the area. Rescuers and curious onlookers used mainly phones and hand flashlights to provide light for those trying to rescue the victims.
According to Some eyewitnesses, the workers were gathered in one of the unfinished rooms having their supper when the building collapsed at around 9:pm.