TWO TODDLERS DROWN IN KAKUMIRO DAM
By Innocent Atuganyira
Two children were found dead on Thursday after they apparently wandered away from home and drowned in a dam.
The incident happened in Kasambya LC1 in Mpassana town council Kakumiro district.
George Rwegira the area chairperson said that he received information from a resident of the same area who informed him about the children’s death.
The deceased children were identified as Fred Nuwagaba, six years and Asiimwe Maria, seven years both residents of Rwenshama LC1 Kitutuma in Bujaja parish.
It’s alleged that the dam belongs to Twagira Byarugaba a resident of the same area.
Rwegira warned the residents who own the dams in his area to always fence them and also asked parents to take care of their children.
An eyewitness who spoke to our reporter said that by the time they reached at the dam they found when children had already died.
The lifeless bodies were rushed to hospital for post-mortem.
Officers from Mpassana police station visited the scene and retrieved the bodies from the dam.
We couldn’t get a comment from ASP Julius Allan Hakiza the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson by press time.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website