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One dead as building collapses at Nytil Factory in Buikwe

BUIKWE, UGANDA: A 25-year old casual worker has died after an old building collapsed on him at Nytil factory in Njeru Municipality in Buikwe District.

The deceased as Sanday Buni, a resident of UEB Village in Njeru central division had been hired to tear down the building when the incident happened.

ASP Hellen Butoto, the Ssezibwa regional police spokesperson said Buni’s father who is also a worker at the factory fainted after learning about his son’s death and was rushed to hospital for treatment.

“It is true, there has been an industrial accident and Mr. Sanday Buni, a casual worker, died while on duty. A building collapsed on him and he died. He was taken to Jinja referral hospital mortuary for postmortem. However, his Father who is also a worker in the factory fainted after knowing that his son had died and he was also rushed to Jinja referral hospital for treatment,” ASP Butoto said on Tuesday.

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Ms Jennifer Aletiru, one of the relatives of the deceased, appealed to Nytil management to help with the burial expenses since he died in their premises.

“The police just brought the body and dumped it here in the mortuary. We come from Arua and we do not have money to travel to Arua, we need Nytil to support us because this boy has died while working for them,” Ms Aletiru said.

Attempts to talk to the management of Nytil returned futile after this reporter was denied access to the factory and also their known phone numbers were unavailable by the time of filing this story.


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