//News: Man with a bible rescued from debris

News: Man with a bible rescued from debris

The building reportedly belonging to a one Abraham Kalanzi gave way on Saturday night, trapping 22 workers that had spent a night at the construction site. Kenny Mitanda is the latest of the four survivors that have been rescued with joint efforts between the Police, the Red Cross and residents.

The Police and the Uganda Red Cross (URC) yesterday rescued four victims from a three-storey building that collapsed over the weekend in Kiwempe zone- Kansanga in Makidye Division, Kampala.

By press time, the Police had also confirmed that 10 people had lost their lives in the accident that has been attributed to substandard construction procedures.

However, the Uganda Red Cross said 11 people had been confirmed dead and four were rescued.

Irene Nakasita, the URC spokesperson, said on the second day of the search, three bodies were retrieved and one person rescued alive.

“One person was rescued and referred to hospital. He did not have any injuries, and was found in a kneeling position with a Holy Bible. His words upon rescue were ‘Thank you, Lord’,” Nakasita said in a WhatsApp message.

The survivor was identified by Police as Kenny Mitanda. “Today, we have so far found one person alive and two dead.

However, we shall continue with the search, until we recover everyone that was in the building,” the Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, told New Vision yesterday.

The building reportedly belonging to a one Abraham Kalanzi gave way on Saturday night, trapping 22 workers that had spent a night at the construction site.

(NewVision)