16 Pupils Injured Following Collapse of Classroom Block in Kiruhura

Sixteen pupils of Kitura Church of Uganda Primary School in Kitura Sub County Kiruhura district sustained serious injuries following the collapse of the Primary 3 and 5 classroom block at around 5 pm on Monday evening. 

The injured pupils are recieving treatment at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in Mbarara City where they were referred from Kitura Health Center III. Wilberforce Babu, the head teacher of Kitura Church of Uganda Primary School, says that the pupils had taken shelter in the classroom from rain when the walls and the roof collapsed. 

He says they rushed the injured pupils to Kitura Health center III where 16 pupils were referred to Bwizibwera Health Center IV. He, however, says that they found one nurse and no beds to admit the injured pupils prompting her to refer them to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.

James Kashamba, the LC II Chairperson of Kitura Parish, says that the heavy rains that hit Nyaburunga and Kitura parishes were characterized by hailstorms and hailstones and destroyed property including, houses, and plantations, and killed livestock.

Dan Mukago Rutetebya, the Kiruhura District LC V Chairperson says they have set up a committee to register all the affected persons and value their property that was destroyed by the rains for submission to the Office of the Prime Minister for possible assistance.

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