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Several still trapped in rubble after Kampala building collapses

By John Tugume

Added 12th September 2020 08:57 AM

At about midnight, Makindye division mayor Ali Mulyanyama brought in an excavator to try and ease the work.

Several still trapped in rubble after Kampala building collapses

An excavator trying to dig out those trapped under the rubble on Saturday morning after a building collapsed on Friday night. Photos by Ponsiano Nsimbi

At about midnight, Makindye division mayor Ali Mulyanyama brought in an excavator to try and ease the work.

The Police and local council authorities spent Friday night trying to rescue several people who were trapped under the rubble after a storey building collapsed in Makindye division.

New Vision was at the scene shortly after the building collapsed at about 9pm in Kafampa zone behind Calendar Rest House.

An excavator which was brought in to help in the rescue mission.

 

By midnight, rescue efforts by the local people had paid off after one person was successfully dug out of the rubble.

According to those who took part in the rescue mission, several others were still trapped under the debris.

A man holding some of the construction material dug out of the rubble.

 

The victims were allegedly construction workers on a night shift.

At about midnight, Makindye division mayor Ali Mulyanyama brought in an excavator to try and ease the work.

Mulyanyama told New Vision by 3am, he was still making calls to get more equipment to join the rescue mission without much success.

Neighbours gathering around the collapsed building in Makindye. Photos by Ponsiano Nsimbi

 

"We shall continue trying our level best to ensure that those who are down there are rescued," he said.

By Saturday morning, rescue efforts were still ongoing.

Police firefighters are on standby.

 

The cause of the collapse is not yet known but a Police officer at the scene who spoke on condition of anonymity said engineers might have used substandard raw materials.

 

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