Two Children Drown in Well Trying to Follow Mother

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Two children have been reported dead after they drowned in a well on Monday at Balitta Village in Wakyato Sub County, Nakaseke district.

Two children have been reported dead after they drowned in a well on Monday at Balitta Village in Wakyato Sub County, Nakaseke district.
 
The siblings Jorum Ssembajjwe (4) and Jovia Nantege (2) drowned in the well on Monday morning while attempting to find their mother who had left them at home.
 
Edward Kyaligonza, the Nakaseke District Police Commander, says the children were searching for their mother Justine Nalugwa, who they thought had gone to fetch water from the well.
 
He says that Sembajjwe drowned as he tried to rescue his sister Nantege who first fell into the well.
 
Kyaligonza says that the bodies of the deceased were retrieved and taken to Nakaseke Hospital for an autopsy before being released to the relatives for burial.
 
The grieving parents have been identified as James Ndugga and Justine Nalugwa.