Pupil electrocuted in Ntungamo

Anthony Kushaba

apearlnews.com

A primary five pupil of Omungyenyi primary school has been electrocuted as he while playing friends in a tree plantation.

 The deceased has been identified as Darius Mwesigwa aged 14.

The deceased is a resident of Omungyenyi village in Omungyenyi parish in Rubaare sub county, in Rushenyi county-Ntungamo district.

An eye witness who preferred anonymity says that the deceased was playing in a plantation whose trees had over grown and touched the electric wires.

Mujurizi Melkiades the Rubaare sub county chief confirms the incident referring to it as very unfortunate.

Mujurizi further urged parents to always sensitize their children about the dangers of playing with objects that are in contact with live wires.

He also tasked locals to always report to the authorities and power distributors UMEME in case some trees and other objects get in touch with transmission lines so that they are removed in a bid to save lives.