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Following the collapse of a church roof throughout night prayer, two worshippers have been confirmed useless and eight others significantly damage in Butaleja District, Uganda.

In accordance with Mr Moses Mugwe, the performing Bukedi South Police Spokesperson, the incident occurred at Namulemu Catholic church in Namulemu cell, Lujehe ward in Butaleja city council on Wednesday, March 31.

Mugwe said that we have now misplaced individuals whereas eight others are nonetheless admitted in hospital.

He added that by the point police arrived on the scene for rescue, two individuals had died.

“We discovered some individuals already useless whereas others injured. We rushed the injured to hospital for remedy,”Mr Mugwe added.

Mr Mugwe additionally recognized the injured as Henry Manyandi, 23; Wilfred Kadimba, 45; Petrina Masawe, 35; and Suzan Nahalomo, 35.

Others embody Petwa Nabigi, 40; Pauline Namusene, 11, a pupil at Lunghele main college in Butaleja city council; Margret Munaba, 23. One other sufferer not but recognized by press.

Police mentioned the injured have been rushed to Busolwe basic hospital for remedy whereas our bodies of the deceased have been taken to Busolwe hospital pending postmortem as investigations proceed.

“It appears the wall was poorly constructed utilizing little cement and it couldn’t face up to the heavy rain and hailstorm which lifted off the roof of the church,” he mentioned.

Survivors instructed newsmen that the congregation numbered about 50 on the time of the accident, most of whom scampered for his or her lives on sensing hazard following heavy rain that began at round 4pm.

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