The incoming saddening news shows that six street children have been killed by a wall fence at Lohana High School, off Namirembe Road, Old Kampala, which collapsed leaving more two injured.
According to Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr. Luke Owoyesigyire the wall is believed to have collapsed around 2 a.m on Monday.
He said the injured homeless children were taken to in Mulago Hospital. Mr. Owoyesigyire said the children were sleeping in a channel near the wall.
The police rescue team, according to Mr. Owoyesigyire, is still clearing the scene to ascertain whether more children could be buried by the debris.
A survivor who identified himself as John said that they were struggling to find garments to cover themselves at night when the tragedy occurred.
“We had come to sleep. We laid sacks on the ground to sleep. I tried to grab their [victims’] sacks but they threatened to beat me,” he said. “I went to Han’s Pub where I picked a box and slept. I was told by some women in the morning that my colleagues had been killed by the [collapsing] wall.”
Last month, a perimeter wall collapsed in Seguku on Entebbe Road and killed five family members during a heavy downpour.