Scores injured as building collapses in Kampala

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A yet to be confirmed number of people have Monday afternoon been rushed to hospital following the collapse of the ceiling of the building that houses Fido Dido along Kampala road.

Reports indicate most of the victims are who were taking part in lunch hour prayers in one of the rooms of the building.

Mr Nkuubi Kenneth, a businessman who operates in the building told the Daily Monitor that a technician had climbed in the ceiling after power went off but came down tumbling with the ceiling.

“The ceiling is very old. Five people died on spot before police arrived. I used my car to transport some of the victims to hospital,” he said.

One of the survivors, Mr Ibrahim Ssegandi, who also spoke to the news paper, revealed that more than 30 people had been injured, 13 of whom he said were in critical condition.

However, the police in their preliminary report had placed the number of rescued people to15 so far and said had been taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital. 

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