One man was pronounced dead on Wednesday as two other colleagues were rushed to hospital in critical condition after being attacked by bees.
The incident happened at Buwaali in Nsangi sub -county in Wakiso district when the three together with others were clearing a bush as part of the routine maintenance for electric lines in the area before being attacked by a swarm of bees.
According to eyewitnesses, when they cleared the grass, the bees attacked them simultaneously.
“We always carry bee suits in anticipation of presence of bees in tree but this time we had not put them on because it was a mere bush,” Harriet Nalugya, one of the survivors narrated.
The injured according to eyewitnesses had a number of swellings on their heads and faces from bee stings.
The deceased was identified as Muhammad Sserwango whereas the victims who are currently admitted include Ronald Kimuli and James Nasimolo.
However, UMEME spokesperson Stephen Illungole said the victims and the deceased were not their employees.
“All our overhead crew is very safe. We have confirmed via head count,”Illungole said.
He added; “We commiserate with the family of the deceased and wish the survivors a quick recovery. We shall continue to investigate the incident and the identities of the victims.”
The unconscious victims were referred to Kampala International Hospital by Red Cross emergency team who came to their rescue following the incident.
The Nile Post has however leant that the victims were employees of Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited.
Last year, a man in Masindi was forced to return a stolen subwoofer after being attacked by a swarm of bees that surrounded his entire body.