SCHOOL FENCE COLLAPSES ON EIGHT STREET KIDS

Six street children have died after a wall fence at Lohana Academy collapsed during a heavy downpour on Sunday, June 23. The deceased were all boys whose names have not yet been identified. According to the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the wall collapsed during a heavy downpour at 2 a.m, killing six street children on spot and two others are in Mulago hospital. Owoyesigyire said the children were resting in a channel adjacent to the school. The police rescue team is still clearing debris to ascertain the exact number of children that were covered by the wall. A survivor of the incident, who identified himself as John said that they were struggling to find clothing to cover themselves with during the early morning rain when the tragedy occurred. According to him, all children who were asleep at the time were killed. “We had come to sleep. We laid sacks to sleep on. I tried to grab their sacks but they wanted to beat me and I went to Han’s Pub where I picked a box and slept. I was told by women that my colleagues had been killed by the wall,” John said.

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