3 dead as building next to Ham towers collapses

An injured man stumbles through the crowd after he was saved from a collapsed building next to Ham Towers in Wandegeya Kampala. Courtesy photo

Kyaseka towers, a five storied building next to the popular Ham Towers in Makerere Monday came crumbling down, covering everything with it, its occupants inclusive. The building that eye witness accounts report to have collapsed at around 2pm had earlier in the day given warning signs, and occupants had been warned to vacate, a caution that many unfortunately ignored.
Ronald Mukasa, a mechanic who worked in a basement garage in the same building was out for lunch when the building went down. Together with his colleagues from the same garage, they had been alarmed earlier in the day when a bean near their garage sunk further into the ground.
“This was at around 10am. The beam sunk into the soil. That is when we knew something was wrong and immediately started getting our clients’ cars out of the garage, fearing that the walls of our garage might collapse,” Mukasa said.

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