One person was killed and two others injured on Wednesday after a perimeter wall belonging to Centenary High School in Nyendo-Mukungwe division, Masaka city collapsed on them.
Betty Nabulonge lost her life while Patricia Namayengo and Stella Namukasa are currently admitted at Masaka Regional Referral hospital.
According to witnesses, the female victims were walking near the school’s frail perimeter wall (with visible cracks) at the time of the accident. Ruth Nakibuule, one of the residents says that the deceased was even carrying her eight-month-old baby who narrowly survived.
Residents claim they have been warning the school’s administration about the poor state of the perimeter wall, but their pleas have always been ignored. The vice chairperson of Mukudde Cell, Mark Ndikumuzima, blames the school administration for maintaining a worn-out perimeter wall that posed an imminent danger to the community.
Patrick Balidda, one of the residents has asked the local council authorities to compel the school’s administration to construct a new perimeter wall to avoid similar eventualities.
Hassan Wesige Guloba, the officer in charge of Nyendo-Mukungwe Division police station says they will summon the school administrators to record a statement about the incident.