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Woman buried alive in stone quarry

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

A 47-year-old woman has been buried alive after a quarry collapsed on her while she was mining murram in Budaka district.

The deceased, Rema Kataike, a resident of Bukelewu village, Kositi parish, Iki-Iki County in Budaka District met her death early today, 15th November, 2022.

Locals say “Kataike had gone with her two daughters to dig up murram for commercial purposes when the quarry caved in and soils mixed with stones buried her.”

The area LC1 Chairperson, Moses Mugwere said the victim’s daughters Shadiya Nakudo and another only identified as Loy escaped unhurt from the quarry owned by their father, businessman Mohammad Zawe.

The north Bukedi regional police spokesperson, ASP Immaculate Alaso confirmed the incident adding that “investigations are underway.”

By press time on Tuesday, Kataike’s body had been conveyed to a mortuary for postmortem