Eight Electrocuted in Rukungiri

BY APN REPORTER

RUKUNGIRI

Eight people have been electrocuted in Kakihanga village in Buyanja Sub County, Rukungiri District.

Two of the victims died on spot while the others were rushed to Nyakibale hospital in critical condition. The dead are 52-year-old Alex Nahurira and 31-year-old Ambrose Rwabwera, residents of Kakinga and Kishonga Upper cells respectively in Rubanga parish.

The injured are Reagan Monday, Robert Bakutana, Davis Katera, Domiano Banyendera Ronald Tukamushaba and Johnson Muhangi, all from Kakihanga Village.

The eight were electrocuted on Wednesday afternoon while erecting a tent in preparation for the burial of the late Major Godwin Kakooko, which is scheduled for today.  Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says the victims were electrocuted when one of the metallic poles on the tent touched a live power cable.

He says the bodies of the power victims are lying at Nyakibale hospital for postmortem as investigations into the matter continue.

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