Police Suspends Collapsed City Building Rescue Operations

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Uganda police has suspended the rescue operations at the collapsed city building. In addition, which started on Friday in Kerezia Zone, Makindye Division

“Police have temporarily called off the rescue operations at the collapsed building in Kalezia zone, Makindye Division,” Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.

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“Last evening, the rescue team reached the basement where we had been told there were eight people trapped there.
The rescue team didn’t get anybody whether dead or alive,” Onyango said.

“Police have not received any information from anyone that their person is still missing at the site,” he added.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson

Onyango says police detectives interviewed some of the workers at the site, including the woman, who has been cooking food for them. In addition, and she said all the workers had left by the time the building collapsed except Godfrey Oonyu.

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Oonyu, a teacher, who was working at the site as a potter since schools are closed due to COVID-19 was rescued on the first day of the operation.

“We believe that there is nobody who is still trapped in the rubble,” Onyango said.

“However, we call upon anyone whose relative was working at the site and is still missing to report to Katwe Police Station,” he added.

Police started the rescue operations on Friday evening following the collapse of the four-storied building. In addition which has been under construction at Kerezia Zone, Makindye Division in Kampala District.

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