Police in Masaka, Uganda are investigating circumstances under which a house collapsed on Friday, killing a seven-year-old girl and injuring six others.
The dead, Mayimuna Nansamba, lived in the Mukudde Cell of Masaka's Nyendo-Mukungwe Division.
A neighbour of the impacted rentals named Yusuf Kayongo described hearing rubble fall and running to find out what had happened.
"At around 7 am, it was raining so heavily that I heard something fall.
"I ran so fast and started rescuing people who were hit by the bricks.
"Unfortunately, the child had already died,” Kayongo said.
Six other individuals were hurt by the structure, including Mariam Nalwanga and Aisha Nakalema. Milly Ndagire, Sharon Nabisaso, Yasin Bukenya, and a three-year-old who is only known as Brighton.
This week, a second structure has fallen in the same Mukudde neighbourhood.
The occurrences, according to Godfey Ndugwa, the LCI chairman for the Mukudde zone, were caused by inadequate drainage systems, he said on Friday.
“The rain is too much yet the water cannot move in the right direction, it always collects on the houses which continue to weaken thus causing the accidents,” Ndugwa disclosed.