Operations at Lohana High School are still ongoing despite an early Monday morning accident that claimed the lives of six homeless children.
The children died on spot after a wall fence of the school located off Namirembe Road, Old Kampala, collapsed at about 2 am on Monday.
Two others have were left with life threatening injuries, according to Luke Oweyesigyire, the deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson.
However, John Bosco Mutebi, the institution’s head teacher, ‘no student was injured.’
“It is not true that the school collapsed but rather the wall. Lohana is a day school, therefore, our students were home so they did not get injured because the incident happened at 2: 00am,” he told local media, before assuring parents that the operations of the school have not been affected and classes are to continue as usual.
Oweyesigyire blamed Sunday evening’s heavy downpour which weakened the wall.
John, a survivor told Radio One that he survived only because his colleagues threatened to beat him thus leaving the spot for another near Han’s Pub.
“I was told by some women in the morning that my colleagues had been killed by the [collapsing] wall.”
A police rescue-team is still clearing debris to ascertain the exact number of children that were covered by the wall.