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Mukono building collapses, kills one

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By Monitor reporter

Posted  Saturday, December 21  2013 at  02:00

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Red cross officials say one body has been recovered but they are still searching the rubble for others.

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Mukono

The building housing Shade Gardens in Mukono Town has collapsed burying an unspecified number of people under the rubble.

By midday on Friday, police, Uganda Red Cross and Mukono Municipality authorities were still frantically digging up the rubble in search of any bodies and survivors.

Ms Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi, the Uganda Red Cross Society Director of Communications, said one body had been recovered from the rubble while seven injured people had been taken to Mukono Health Centre.

She said Red Cross deployed 10 action teams to reinforce police and district authorities to provide first aid services to any of the survivors. “The teams are still digging the rubble in search of any bodies or survivors,” said Ms Ntabadde.