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ONE PUPIL DEAD, 20 INJURED AS HEAVY WIND BLOWS OFF CLASSROOM ROOF IN KAPCHORWA

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One pupil has been confirmed dead and 20 others injured after the heavy wind blew off the roof of one of the classroom blocks at Kapkwirwok Christian Nursery School in Kapchorwa District.

Police identified the deceased as Hamuza Labu, a resident of Kapbukose cell, Kapbukose ward in Sipi Town Council in Kapchorwa Municipality.

Some of the injured pupils were rushed to Sipi Health Centre and others who were in critical condition are currently admitted at Kapchorwa General Hospital nursing injuries inflicted on the head, hands, ears, eyes, and legs.

Fred Mark Chesang, the Sipi Regional Police spokesperson confirmed the incident saying the unfortunate incident happened at around 12pm yesterday when the pupils were in class.

Joseph Chesol, a resident in the area faulted the school administration and district leadership

David Eryatu, the District Education Officer (DEO) dismissed claims of laxity saying it was an accident caused by a natural calamity.

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