UGANDAN POLICE PROBES ENTEBBE BEACHES FOR NEGLIGENCE FOLLOWING 13 DROWNING CASES

KAMPALA, Ugandan police are investigating Entebbe beaches where 13 people drowned to ascertain whether safety measures were put in place.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Entebbe District Security Committee, beach management and the Municipal authorities are conducting studies and reviewing safety measures in place.

This will help determine whether beaches provided the safest beach environment and also establish whether there was an element of criminal negligence according to a statement issued by Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga.

“Apparently there are several leads availed to the Police, however, the preliminary investigative leads, show that the victims strayed far away from the shore, before they got swept away by strong waves and drowned,” the statement adds.

Police on Tuesday sealed off three Entebbe beaches as investigations into the mysterious death of 13 people continue.

Over a dozen died from beaches in Entebbe following a weekend of Christmas festivities. Bodies were retrieved along the shores near the airport and around Entebbe beaches. One unidentified body is still at the Mulago Hospital mortuary.

On Saturday, the Police and marines from the UPDF warned revellers to leave the water after weather conditions seemed to have changed as huge waves slapped the beach shores. Some revellers who had been seen with alcohol in the water hesitated to leave the water.

Source: NEW VISION

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