Lohana High perimeter wall has collapsed Monday morning killing six street children, who were sleeping besides the wall on Namirembe.
According to Kasirye Peter, a survivor of the incident, the wall collapsed about 1:00am in the morning and fell on 8 street children who lay by the road side on Namirembe Road.
Kasirye, the survivor also said that he had just reached Namirembe road when the unfortunate incident happened. He says that his friends refused to give him sleeping space and he left them only to be told that his friends have died minutes later.
“My friends Ryan, Kennedy and Odong are part of the children who have been killed by the perimeter wall. I feel so bad because last night, we retired from Kisenyi together,” Kasirye said in part.
Police have confirmed that six of the children died on the spot while the two were rushed to Mulago hospital where they are nursing serious injuries.
“We got the call around 1:49am that a wall had collapsed on children who were sleeping besides the perimeter wall. They were eight in number and we managed to save two lives. Apparently six lost their lives and the bodies were sent to Mulago,” a police source affirmed.
Police has attributed the collapse to the heavy rains which might have weakened the perimeter wall.