Monday, July 25 2011
Traffic on Bukoto-Ntinda road was diverted after a building housing Walnut Doors U Ltd, a Hotloaf Franchise shop, and Karuka Agencies had it's upper levels collapse on Monday afternoon leaving several people injured and others trapped in the debris.
Three cars were trapped in the process though one pick up belonging to a Non Government Organisation - IITA was badly shattered. Uganda Police was able to pull out a silver Rav4 and a maroon Ipsum which had minor problems.
The cause of the collapse was attributed to substandard work according to some of the witnesses at the scene. The wine caskets in Karuka Agencies were removed as the shop was on the side which was not fully covered by the debris.
A Bulldozer from Uganda Police and one from Kampala City Council Authority started clearing some of the debris two hours after the building collapsed. The bulldozers paved way for the Walnut doors to be removed from the furniture shop.
According to one of the residents, he said that; "They were about seven people up there and four came out alive but chances are they could be at least three people still trapped in the debris." Police was still at the scene and the road cordoned off by 9pm.
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