Student Drowns in Over-flooded Swamp

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A 14 year old student has lost his life in a roadside swamp following a heavy downpour in Nabyunyu village, Kapyang Sub County, Bugiri district.

A 14 year old student has lost his life in a roadside swamp following a heavy downpour in Nabyunyu village, Kapyang Sub County, Bugiri district.
 
The deceased Patrick Ngobi reportedly drowned  in the over flooded swamp as he returned home from purchasing some items from a shop in Nabyunyu village Kapyang sub county on February 15 following a heavy downpour.
 
According to the LC 1 chairman Issa Madowa, the deceased could have attempted to jump over the over flooded swamp to the other side of the road before being swept away by the fast running water.
 
The body of the deceased was discovered floating in the swamp.
 
The acting district police commander Bugiri,Godfrey Musimami said the body of the deceased was still lying at Bugiri main hospital mortuary awaiting relatives to take it for burial.
 
He said a post-mortem report indicated the deceased died as a result of drowning.
 
Musimami appealed to locals to always take extra care while crossing deep water especially during this rainy season.