2 Killed In Mubende Gold Mines Collapse

Police have retrieved two bodies of illegal miners from Lugingi gold pit in Kassanda district.
The deceased have been identified as Namara Enock from Kyegegwa and Muhindo Godwin 25 years from Kikwamba, Kasese district.
According to Wamala region police spokesperson ASP Kawala revealed that the deceased Muhindo went missing on Easter Sunday which prompted his sister one Mwajuma to report a case of disappearance at Kassanda Police station on 19.04.2020.
Police began investigations and later got a tip that the duo were last seen heading to the gold pit.
“a team of Police officers from Fire and Rescue Directorate was dispatched to the scene.They entered the pit and retrieved the bodies”he said.
The two bodies were taken to Kassanda hospital for postmortem They will be handed over to the relatives after postmortem.
There has been information circulating in Kassanda and Mubende districts that more than 15 people had died in the same gold mine which police disputed as fake propaganda.

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