Sand mine buries man alive in Sheema

Women mining in Uganda

One person was buried alive when the part of the sand mine walls collapsed and fell on him in Muyenje sand mines located in Kihunda parish, Kagango sub-county Sheema district.

The eyewitness says one of his colleague identified as Aron Katonera has survived narrowly but with severe injuries.

The incident happened on Thursday around 12:00pm when the duo ws leaving the sand mine. The deceased was only identified as Amon.

The eye witness who preferred anonymity said Amon was trapped as he looked on but failed to rescue him.

The Katonera was rushed to hospital while in critical condition while the dead body of Amon was taken by his relatives for burial arrangement.