A One year old girl drowns in river Rwizi.
Mbarara Municipality – Residents of Karugangama cell in Katete ward Nyamitanga division, Mbarara municipality in southwestern Uganda have been left in shock after a one year old girl drowned in river Rwizi on Tuesday March 12, 2019.
The deceased has been identified as Nuwahereza Bronia, a daughter to Natumanya Abraham, a boda boda operator, drowned when she went to the river with another 4-year dumb child yesterday noon.
According to Katete police post OC Taitanswa, police was notified by residents late last evening, visited the scene but it was difficult hours to conduct search operations. Police will start searching for the infant’s body this morning.
The cause the infant drowning has been attributed to negligence by the parents for failing to take extra care yet they live near the river where they fetch water for domestic purpose.