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Engineering experts set to investigate Jinja collapsed building

By JOSPEH TUMWESIGYE, JJINGO FRANCIS

Friday January 17, 2020

A man stands on the Jinja Collapsed building rubble 

A team of engineering experts have instituted an investigation into what could have caused the collapse of a building in Jinja.

The team is comprised of engineers from the ministry of works, Uganda institute of professional engineers, the Uganda society of architects, Engineers registration board, Architect registration council and the National building review board.

This comes after the realisation that then plans for the construction of the building had passed through the Jinja Municipal authorities.

“Jinja authorities have approved had approved this construction,” Rajab Kitto the Municipal council spokesperson confirmed.

On Wednesday evening, the said building, which is on Gokhale road next to Jinja Senior Secondary School and Madhvani market, that was still under construction collapsed trapping builders and other individuals in its rubble.

At least five people have been confirmed dead in the incident but there are fears that several people are still trapped.

By Friday morning the excavation resumed to find more bodies but with no success yet. The police is working with the UPDF and fire services to recover any other people who may still be under the rubble.