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Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango told URN that the excavation will continue until all occupants of the building have been accounted for. He added that so far four bodies have been recovered. The dead were identified as Emma Kitumba, Isaac Bukenya and Rashida Kyobe.

The search for survivors from Kyaseka building site that collapsed in Makerere, on the outskirts of Kampala, is still ongoing with excavators digging up the rubble for any persons who may still be trapped.

By close of business yesterday up to five people had been rescued with injuries. They include Prossy Nantumbwe, Jamada Ssematti, Brian Komakech, Bilali Kasule and Hakim Kafumbe, who were admitted to Mulago Hospital with severe injuries.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango told URN that the excavation will continue until all occupants of the building have been accounted for.   He added that so far four bodies have been recovered. The dead were identified as Emma Kitumba, Isaac Bukenya and Rashida Kyobe.

No recoveries have been made since morning.

The building on Block 9, Makerere Hill Road caved in yesterday trapping several traders inside. The building that housed a motor Garage, a pharmacy and a number of other businesses, belongs to businessman Moses Kyazze also known as Kyaseka.

A number of vehicles were also damaged in the tragedy.

Kampala Executive Director Jennifer Musisi Semakula this morning visited the site. She said investigations into the cause of the collapse are underway. Musisi asked members of the public to report developers who undertake their constructions in the night saying many of such individuals are not following the law.

KCCA earlier said that the owner of the building had deviated from an agreed plan and had been advised to review the structural process. The initial plan for the building was approved in 2009.