9 dead in Kampala building collapse

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A scene of a building collapse in Kansanga

Nine people are reported dead after a building under construction collapsed in Lukuli-Nanganda Village, Makindye division in Kampala.

Daily Monitor reported that the three-storied building located on Soweto Road collapsed Saturday night trapping scores of workers in the rubble.

The construction workers have been staying on-site following a presidential directive which restricted movement of people in a bid to stop further spread of Covid-19.

The deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan police, Luke Owoyesigyire, said eight bodies and had been recovered from the rubbles.

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Police also rescued three people but one died moments after arriving at Mulago hospital.

According to neighbours, the builders have been working on the site during day time and sleep in the same building during the night.

It is believed that about 15- 20 workers were on the site by the time of the collapse.

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