Five people died on Monday, 04 December 2023, after a perimeter wall of a petrol station collapsed on their rental houses in Ndejje Division, Makindye-Sabagabo Municipality in Wakiso District.
According to police, the perimeter wall of Good Luck Petrol Station weakened due to morning heavy rainfall, ultimately leading to its collapse onto the rental properties.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire identified the deceased as Phiona Nabulumba, Nabunywa Geofrey, Moja Fuuku, three-year-old Liana, and Doreen.
“Upon receiving the report, our Fire Prevention and Rescue services, supported by the local community, promptly initiated rescue efforts. Regrettably, five lives were lost in the tragic event,” he said.
“Two individuals, Mukisa Gladys and Sadat, sustained severe injuries and are currently receiving medical attention at different hospitals,” he added.
He urged the public to cooperate with the authorities and provide any relevant information that may assist in the investigation.
“The bodies of the deceased have been respectfully conveyed to City Mortuary Mulago for a thorough postmortem examination. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the affected families during this challenging time,” police said.