Police blocks access to condemned Stone-quarry

Following the Saturday incident where a stone quarry collapsed and killed five people in Kajjansi town council, Wakiso district, Police has issued a stern order blocking access to the condemned site, citing a possibility of further danger.

According to Luke Owoyegyire, the Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, the quarry remains a threat to people’s lives. “We suspect that the stone-quarry collapsed due to the rains. We therefore urge all people to stay out of that yard for the time-being,” stated Owoyesigyire.

Reported at Kajjansi police station as incident number DEF: 014/2022, the fatal accident occured at around 17:30hrs on Saturday at Nganjo Lc1, Namulanda ward, Kajjansi Town Council, Wakiso District.

Victims Named

Police has named the victims as; Abdul Nsumba 35yrs, a resident of Nkumba central, Katabi town council in Wakiso district, Ronald Kaggwa 30years, a resident of Jjanyi village in Kajjansi town council and Vincent Kasule 22years, a resident of Nakigalala also in Kajjansi town council.

Others include, Junior irumba 24years, a resident of Kawuku, Katabi town council and Ponsiano Lubogo 39years, a resident of Namulanda ward, Kajjansi town council all in Wakiso district.

Brief Facts
It is reported that on September 03, at Nganjo Lc1, Namulanda ward, Kajjansi Town council, Wakiso district, Abdu Nsumba in motor vehicle registration number UBL 456T Isuzu Forward, had gone to load gravel from the local stone quarry when it curved in and killed the above named.

According to police, all the bodies have been recovered, plus the motor vehicle, but in pieces. Cause of the the fatality is attributed to the heavy rains being experienced in the area, that is highly suspected to have weakened the rocks to curve in.

The bodies were taken to city mortuary Mulago for postmortem as inquiries continue for a detailed report.

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