Crime & Investigation

PHOTOS: 11 Injured As Kampala Building Collapses


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visit this site geneva;”>Police said the casualties were being treated at Mulago National referral Hospital.

order geneva;”>Eyewitnesses told Chimpreports that the four ladies who were injured in the incident were operating a restaurant in the building.

Officials said the building had been closed by Kampala City Authority “but some of the traders dealing in suitcases and mattresses refused to vacate the building and up to now they are still doing business there.”

At least 11 people were injured in the accident

KCCA official, Jonathan Kaye, said the building was “erected by Indians in the early 1950s.”

Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura, who arrived at the scene a few moments after the accident, said the law enforcement agency would look for “those who contracted the work of renovating this building.”

He expressed his sympathy to the families and relatives of the casualties. Kayihura also clarified that contrary to statements by his juniors, “no one died in the accident.”

Hundreds gathered at the scene to witness the horrific incident.

Hundreds gather for a glimpse of the scene of the accident in downtown Kampala

The building had earlier been closed down by KCCA

Police officials searching for survivors


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