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KAMPALA PROTESTS: 9 die during surgery at Mulago as death toll reach 16

Aat least 9 of the people shot during protests following the arrest of the National Unity Platform party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu on Wednesday died while undergoing surgery at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Baterana Byarugaba, the Executive Director Mulago National Referral Hospital said they received 77 causalities.He however said nine of the causalities died while undergoing surgery.He explained that 48 out of the 68 patients got traumatic injuries, adding that 20 people who were tear-gassed are being worked on and will be discharged.

Earlier in the day, the city mortuary at Mulago said it has so far received 16 bodies resulting from Wednesday’s protests.

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