KASSANDA-Police have retrieved two bodies of illegal miners from Lugingi gold pit in Kassanda district.
According to the Wamala Region PRO ASP Kawala,the deceased have been identified as Namara Enock from Kyegegwa and Muhindo Godwin 25 years from Kikwamba, Kasese district.
“Its alleged that Muhindo went missing on April 12,2020 (Easter Sunday) and the sister one Mwajuma reported a case of disappearance at Kasanda Police station on April 19,2020,” he said in a statement.
Mr Kawala noted that police began investigating the case of disappearance and got information that the duo were last seen heading to the gold pit.
“A team of Police officers from Fire and Rescue Directorate were dispatched to the scene.They entered the pit and retrieved the bodies,” reads an excerpt.
Mr Kawala further revealed that the bodies were taken to Kassanda hospital for postmoterm.
“They will be handed over to the relatives after postmortem,” said Kawala.
He added that, “There is a false information being spread in and around Kassanda district that 15 people died in the gold pit. This is not true only two people died and their bodies have been retrieved.”
Mr Kawala urged the public to disregard the rumours.