Another Person buried alive by sand quarry in Kanungu District

Residents of Kanyamisinga village at the sand quarry where one person was buried alive.

KANUNGU– Another man has on Good Friday died at Kiruruma sand quarry in Nyakinoni Sub County, Kanungu District.

Kanungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner Gad Ahimbisibwe Rugaju has confirmed Development that the deceased was only identified as Ben a son of Tibenderana a resident of Buhumuriro village in Nyakinoni Sub County.

A resident who preferred anonymity told our reporter that the incident happened during the afternoon heavy downpour when the victim was trying to dig out sand.

This is the 2nd person to be die in a sand mine in less than 2 weeks following the incident where a S.2 student was buried alive at Kanyamisinga sand quarry in Katete Sub County also in Kanungu District.

At the time of the incident, Kanungu Resident District Commissioner Hajji Shafque Ssekandi Sengooba had said that all sand quarries in the district would be closed until appropriate measures are put in place to ensure that no such incident takes place again.