Ugandans have been warned to take heed of the structures under which they seek shelter during the heavy downpour.
This follows several death that have been reported due to collapsing structures that give way following rains that have ravaged different parts of the country.
Apart from the Tuesday afternoon down pour in Bududa district, which led to a landslide that reportedly killed seven people and displacing hundreds others, a man and woman were killed after a structure in which they were having coffee gave way and collapsed on them.
Stella Jorobo and Albert Nkabahita were sitting under the grass thatched structure of Kaije Coffee, Fruits, Restaurant and Lodge, when a wall adjacent to the cottages/coffee shop, collapsed on them.
The guest house is about 100 meters from St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said the wall became weak due to heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon.
He added that Ugandans should be wary of were seek shelter.
According to media reports, the incident happened during a funeral service for former Prime Minister Apolo Nsibambi at the St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Security minister, Gen Eli Tumwine, who reportedly dashed out of the church ‘to see what had happened’ said he was instrumental in rescuing victims.
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