22 pupils hurt, 1 dead in Butaleja school collapse

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Residents gathered the school following the accident [Daily Monitor photo]

A 10-year-old pupil has died after a Primary Three classroom block collapsed on them in Butaleja district.

The collapse at a government-aided Nakwasi Primary school, left 22 pupils injured.

Daily Monitor reports that the incident happened on Wednesday at around 4pm shortly after a heavy downpour characterized with hailstorm.

A girl only identified as Mwajuma Namugawe died from the hospital where she had been rushed.

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Her colleague sustained broken limbs and head injuries.

The school head teacher, Yefusa Wadidi, said the pupils were in class when the wall collapsed.

He identified some of the injured as Godfrey Hasere, George Galyomba, Bashiri Asoli, Fahadi Hamya, Jackson Hasahya, Emma Mujawo, Christine Baluka and Kalimu Higenyi.

Others include; Muhammad Muyagu, Nasulu Kambo, Joseph Wahwaya, Alafa Kerebe, Sumani Edube, Difasi Ndoboli, Balam Mabela and Bulayimu Wandera, among others.

About 14 pupils are admitted at Nakwasi Health centre III while eight others are admitted at Busolwe hospital where they are receiving treatment.

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