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French tourist dies in Kanungu

Police in Kanungu is investigating circumstances under which a 63-year-old French national lost his life while on the way from a gorilla tracking expedition.

Tutin Jean Piere, who also works with France embassy in Kenya died on Saturday at Kanyambeho-Kinurira cell in Buremba parish, Mpungu sub-county, Kanungu district. 

The tourist lost his life while returning from a gorilla tracking expedition 
According to Christine Posi, 59, another French national who was part of the team, their colleague developed a strange illness soon after returning from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where they had spent time together tracking gorillas.
They were residing at Mahogany Lodge in Kayonza sub-county. Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate says that the body of the deceased has been taken to City Mortuary in Kampala for postmortem as part of ongoing investigations into the matter.

Piere becomes the second tourist to die in almost similar circumstances in the region this month. On April 7, Shukla Mukesh,60, a British tourist also reportedly collapsed and died while on the way to tour pygmy settlements in Kyevu Butanda sub-county, Kabale district. 

Mukesh collapsed as they were climbing a hill in Kyevu and died while being rushed to the nearby Kyevu health centre II.


0 #1 Frank Magulu 2018-04-15 23:25
What's up with european visitors dying mysteriously in uganda?
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0 #2 WADADA rogers 2018-04-16 11:40
Is this news, what is wrong with that, is he immortal
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0 #3 Jama 2018-04-16 14:16
What is alarming is the mysterious way, in which all this occurs.

This leads to the speculation,that there may be a dark hand behind all this.
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0 #4 Lakwena 2018-04-17 14:50
In other words, this year alone in just 4 months; the deaths of 5 Europeans (one suicide- Swedish of Eritrean origin), one American, and also the deaths of 5 lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, seems a bad Omen for Uganda.
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