The death toll from a building collapse in Kisenyi, a Kampala suburb, has risen to six, according to police.
On Sunday, a four-story structure under construction in Kisenyi zone, Muzaana parish, Lubaga division, collapsed after a strong downpour soaked trucks, motorcycles, and employees inside.
The Police Fire Brigade department and the Red Cross hurried to the scene following the accident, according to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, and efforts to rescue people began immediately.
“Six persons have been confirmed killed following the four-story building’s collapse this afternoon. “Five men and one woman have been verified dead,” Owoyesigyire stated on Sunday evening.
“Fire and rescue services also rescued two youngsters who are currently getting treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital,” says the statement.
The search and rescue mission by both the police fire brigade and the Red Cross is still ongoing, according to the Kampala police spokesman.
Irena Nakasiita, a spokesman for the Uganda Red Cross Society, had previously identified the two rescued children as Maclean Nandawula, nine, and Marion Nakimbugew, five.
Although the actual cause of the building fall is unknown, the heavy downpour that pummeled many parts of Kampala is thought to have played a role in the catastrophe.