Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sqoop - Get Uganda entertainment news, celebrity gossip, videos and photos
Sqoop – Get Uganda entertainment news, celebrity gossip, videos and photosSqoop – Get Uganda entertainment news, celebrity gossip, videos and photos

News

Another victim of Fido Dido building collapse dies

One of the people who sustained injuries after a church ceiling collapsed on congregants at Fido Dido building in Kampala has died as the toll on Tuesday rose to two.

Lorita Blessy Asiimwe, a finalist at Uganda Christian University (UCU) is said to have died at Mulago national referral hospital where she and several others had been admitted following the accident.

“It is on a sad note that we announce the death of Asimwe Lorita Blessy, a final year student of Ba. Human Resource Management. She was one of the victims of the Fidodido building collapse yesterday. Lorita had gone for Lunch Hour Prayers and she was due to graduate in July, 2021,” the university tweeted on Tuesday.

Her death occurred hours after police on Monday said another woman only identified as Maama Naava, a resident of Nsambya in Kampala City had succumbed to injuries following the accident that left 18 others hospitalized.

It was mayhem, bleeding amid a cloud of dust as a ceiling collapsed on the congregants that humbled themselves before the Almighty Lord in the House of Rest on Kampala Road in Kampala City at around 12:40pm yesterday.

The members of the business community around that street called the police, but it took the force more than 30 minutes to arrive.

“We put the injured people on the street. The police ambulances were not arriving. A taxi operator saw the victims losing consciousness and stopped his colleague, who was driving a taxi. The taxi delivered them to medical centres,” a responder said.

Ms Veronica Namanda, a renowned artiste, was one of the congregants, who were in the auditorium. Her colleague Hannington Bugingo visited her in hospital, but said she was mentally affected by the incident and didn’t want to talk about it now.

READ: Fun factory comedienne survives death

Police Fire officer Godfrey Okobo said they suspect the age of the ceiling, which had not being renovated for years, led to the collapse.

House of Rest neighbours said the worship team used to play loud music that could even penetrate through the sound proof materials in the auditorium.

Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan Police, said they have summoned the landlord and the managers of House of Rest to record statements.

Mr Daniel Nuwabine, the spokesperson of Kampala Capital City Authority, said their actions will be determined by the police report.

Don’t want to miss out on any story? For updates on all Sqoop stories, follow this link on Telegram: https://t.me/Sqoop

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

News

Antwain Fowler, the little boy who became popular after he was seen in a video asking his mom where they were about to eat...

News

Emergency crews were scouring waters for a missing swimmer off Australia’s west coast Saturday after reports of a shark attack, with witnesses telling local...

Four One One

For many Africans, false death rumours often attract angry reactions. For one Somali comedian, though, it can be fun to deny it. Last week,...

News

A popular Rwandan rapper known as Jay Polly died in custody early Thursday, officials and media reports said, the second detained musician to die...