Uganda: Three Children Drown in Nakasongola Dam

Uganda Three Children Drown in Nakasongola Dam (News Central TV)

After recent drowning incidents that claimed the lives of three children at Kimole village in Lwampanga Sub County, three children identified by Police as Davin Ssebijj,7, Bonny Kato,10, and Benon Wasswa,10 drowned on Sunday after reportedly using a floating piece of timber to maneuver through the flooded dam.

The area LC1 Chairperson Benon Mbowa, said that the three children were part of a group of seven children that had gone swimming at the water dam.

“They were playing in deep waters at the dam when they drowned. It is unfortunate that we lost them,” he said.

Another resident, Henry Muwanguzi said that the seven children had earlier been chased at one of the community water sources where they had tried to play in the water.

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“The seven children later relocated to another dam for swimming. Three children first tried out their luck using an abandoned piece of wood to maneuver through the water as the other four children watched. When they disappeared, the other three ran back home to inform the adults,” he stated.

The deceased twin brothers were pupils at Kisalizi Primary School in Primary.

“At this time when the children are out of school, they take time to swim and play at the water dams among other water bodies. Unfortunately, the parents of these children were not aware of the movements of these children. Some children go fishing on Lake Kyoga. It is unfortunate that we have lost these young children,” Sam Kigula, the Nakasongola LC5 Chairperson, told the Daily Monitor in an interview.

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Savana Region Police Spokesperson, Isah Semwogere, urged parents to take responsibility for their respective children.

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