On Monday evening, two teens were found buried alive at a murram extraction site in Sanje village, Kasasa sub-county, Kyotera district. Lawrence Ssentongo, 16, and Asiat Namatovu, 15, were both killed.
Although they are reported to be students, no information about their schools has been released. According to reports, the two had been dating for some time when they decided to spend quality time together away from their usual haunts.
They went to the mine for a picture shoot and decided to go to a deeper hollow portion of the mine that had been weakened by the recent heavy downpour. The mine unexpectedly caved in a few minutes into the photo session, according to a boda boda bicycle who transported them there.
Residents were drawn to the area after he raised an alert. They tried unsuccessfully to dig up the bodies until police arrived and rescued them. The tragedy, according to Denis Muyunga, chairwoman of Kasaka LC III, was caused by a lengthy coronavirus pandemic that kept children out of school and led the majority of them into temptation.
He claims that two minors were crushed to death and that there was no way to save them. According to Muyunga, locals have always been cautioned to stay away from the mines during the rainy season, but some have disobeyed the warning.
According to Muhammad Nsubuga, a spokesperson for the Southern Regional Police, the corpses of the deceased are being held at Kakuuto Health Center IV for a post-mortem as investigations continue.