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First year Mak student drowns in university pool

A first year student of Makerere University has drowned in the swimming pool at the university this morning.
 
John Paul Mirimu, a student of Information Systems and a resident of Nsibirwa Hall, died on arrival at Mulago hospital according to ASP Denis Kasibante, the Officer in-Charge Makerere University police station.
 
RIP: John paul Mirimu
Kasibante said that Mirimu, together with his colleagues jumped over the fence to the university swimming pool around 5:00am after jogging, which is part of the Nsibirwa hall culture.
 
It is said that a group jumped into the swimming pool and started swimming until 6:30am when his colleagues realised he was missing after going to the deep end of the pool.
 
Police say the student died immediately after they reached Mulago hospital's emergency unit.
 
"By the time they called us to bring our 999 patrol car, the boy was struggling to breath. We rushed him to the University Hospital but we were referred to Mulago and the boy died at exactly 6:40am as soon as we had reached Mulago hospital," Kasibante said in a phone interview.
 
Martins Kato, the Guild Information minister at Makerere said when they reached the University Hospital there was no one to attend to them. According to Kato, it was Milimu's first time to use the swimming pool.

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0 #1 Lakwena 2018-04-09 09:26
What a tragedy and pity, especially to the parents! But some students at Makerere University are dumb reckless.

In other words, in this case, at such a odd time, in the absence of a life guard; robably already exhausted from jogging, why would anybody in his rightful mind jump over the fence and into the swimming pool?

Bazadde balabye!
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0 #2 kelem 2018-04-09 09:57
hhhmmmm really !! You dont know how to swim and you go to swim in the dark ehhhh
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-1 #3 Amukun Daniel 2018-04-09 10:46
This is a very unfortunate incident. This student would have had a standing chance to survive if first aid was given to him.

I wonder if there is any person trained to be a life guard at the swimming pool. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
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0 #4 Lakwena 2018-04-09 13:33
Quoting Amukun Daniel:
This is a very unfortunate incident. This student would have had a standing chance to survive if first aid was given to him.

I wonder if there is any person trained to be a life guard at the swimming pool. May his soul rest in eternal peace.


Daniel, not at 5:00am.
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-1 #5 rubangakene 2018-04-09 20:16
The UNIVERSITY and the Student Union are responsible for all students' safety from day one.

The first week should be the opportunity to address this issue firmly through thorough briefing.

The Vice Chancellor should answer in court why the institution under his watch failed to safeguard this 'poor chap'.
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+1 #6 Lysol 2018-04-09 20:33
Sudden cardiac arrest is a common phenomena after an intense exercise, especially when the body is suddenly cooled.
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