SAD: One pupil died on spot, 20 injured as wind blows off classroom block


NEWS-One pupil has been confirmed dead and 20 others were seriously injured after the heavy wind blew off the roof of classroom blocks at Kapkwirwok Christian Nursery School in Kapchorwa District.

The deceased has been identified as Hamuza Labu the resident of Kapbukose village, Sipi Town Council in Kapchorwa Municipality.

Our news website learnt that some of the injured pupils were rushed to Sipi Health Centre for medical attention.

Others who were also in critical condition are currently admitted at Kapchorwa General Hospital nursing wounds inflicted on the head, hands, ears, eyes, and legs.

Fred Mark Chesang, the Sipi Regional Police spokesperson confirmed the incident narrating that the unfortunate incident happened at around 12pm on Wednesday when the pupils were in class.

Joseph Chesol, a resident in the area faulted the school administration and district leadership over failure to supervise and look after building that was in poor conditions.

David Eryatu, the District Education Officer (DEO) dismissed claims of laxity saying it was an accident caused by a natural calamity.