Building collapses on casual worker at Nytil factory

A security guard at Nytil factory pictured ordering one of the grieving relatives of Sunday Buni, a casual worker who died in a building collapse at the factory, to leave the premises. PHOTOS/ DERICK KISSA

A 25-year old casual worker at Nytil factory in Njeru Municipality in Buikwe District has died after an old building he had been hired to tear down collapsed on him.

Police have identified the deceased as Sanday Buni, a resident of UEB Village in Njeru central division.

A woman reacts after her relative died in a buidling collapse at Nytil factory in Njeru, Buikwe district.
One of the old buildings collapsed on Sanday Buni who had been hired to tear it down.

ASP Hellen Butoto, the Ssezibwa regional police spokesperson said Buni’s father who is also a worker at the factory fainted after learning about his son’s death and was rushed to hospital for treatment.

"It is true, there has been an industrial accident and Mr Sanday Buni, a casual worker, died while on duty. A building collapsed on him and he died. He was taken to Jinja referral hospital mortuary for postmortem. However, his Father who is also a worker in the factory fainted after knowing that his son had died and he was also rushed to Jinja referral hospital for treatment," ASP Butoto told this reporter on Tuesday.

Ms Jennifer Aletiru, one of the relatives of the deceased, appealed to Nytil management to help with the burial expenses since he died in their premises.

A police patrol truck pictured leaving Nytil factory with the body of the casual worker who died in the buidling collapse 

"The police just brought the body and dumped it here in the mortuary. We come from Arua and we do not have money to travel to Arua, we need Nytil to support us because this boy has died while working for them," Ms Aletiru said.

Our attempts to talk to the management of Nytil failed after we were denied access to the factory and also their known phone numbers were unavailable by the time of filing this story.

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