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Six killed as building caves in in Kasanga

The collapsed building in Kasanga

The collapsed building in Kasanga

Six people have been killed in Kasanga, a Kampala suburb after a building under construction caved in today afternoon along Mitala road. 

By the time of the accident, the incomplete building was being supported by concrete and wooden poles. According to Hassan Kyangai, the deputy director Fire and Emergency Response, the dead have been identified as Martin Owori, Robert Okech, James Ochwo, Nicholas Ochieng, Joseph Oburu and Etiang Okong.

Police could not readily establish the owner of the building after engineers fled the construction site. Musa Amuru, one of the eight survivors said the soil caved in abruptly giving no room for the six deceased to escape.

 
Godfrey Kintu, a casual labourer says that since the construction of the building started mid-December last year, no single Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) official had visited the site. 
 
Some residents of Kasanga also said that the builders were not known residents of the area, and that they could be brought on a vehicle in the morning, and driven back to an unknown place late in the evening. Last year, a building caved in at Bakuli in Kampala killing two builders on spot. Police attributed the incident to lack supervision by city authorities.

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0 #1 WADADA rogers 2020-01-08 23:25
Somebody is going to blame it on the Engineers who changed the designs with approval or on materials or the mixtures or the rain or the sun, this is the norm in Uganda
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0 #2 Lakwena 2020-01-09 08:12
In other words, Martin Owori, Robert Okech, James Ochwo, Nicholas Ochieng, Joseph Oburu and Etiang Okong; are all poverty stricken migrant workers from the Far East (OO's land).
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+2 #3 Kelly 2020-01-09 09:36
"According to Hassan Kyangai, the deputy director Fire and Emergency Response, the dead have been identified as Martin Owori, Robert Okech, James Ochwo, Nicholas Ochieng, Joseph Oburu and Etiang Okong."

The list of names of the deceased tells a lot about the state of occupational imbalance in Uganda.

Porters, "askaris", drivers, domestic maids, police and army privates have 87% of names beginning with "O", "E",and "D".

By extrapolation if 6 out of 6 (100%) of the dead are the O's and E's, then out of 40 labourers on site you can do the math.
It is such a sad reality really!!!.
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0 #4 Lakwena 2020-01-10 08:37
Quoting Kelly:
"According to Hassan Kyangai, the deputy director Fire and Emergency Response, the dead have been identified as Martin Owori, Robert Okech, James Ochwo, Nicholas Ochieng, Joseph Oburu and Etiang Okong."

The list of names of the deceased tells a lot about the state of occupational imbalance in Uganda.

Porters, "askaris", drivers, domestic maids, police and army privates have 87% of names beginning with "O", "E",and "D".

By extrapolation if 6 out of 6 (100%) of the dead are the O's and E's, then out of 40 labourers on site you can do the math.
It is such a sad reality really!!!.


In other words Kelly, these unfortunate folks came looking for manual jobs only to be buried alive unceremoniously.

But I wonder why, whenever the news is sensitive, the Observer Controller, superimposes subscribers' submissions and responses with old captions as above.
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