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Fatal accident at construction site in Kimironko claims one life

By Esther Muhozi
On 9 January 2024 at 10:28

A tragic incident unfolded at a construction site in Nyagatovu cell, Kimironko Sector, Gasabo District, where four individuals engaged in building a new hotel were crushed by a collapsing wall.

On Monday, January 8, 2024, at approximately 1:15 p.m., a devastating event occurred, claiming the life of one worker, while three others managed to escape but sustained injuries.

Immediate response from the police, Rwanda Investigation Bureau, and ambulances included providing first aid and launching an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

Witnesses suggested that continuous rainfall may have softened the soil, contributing to the collapse.

Gasabo District Executive Administrator, Umwali Pauline confirmed the tragic event, reporting four workers lost their lives, with one fatality, and the injured were promptly transported to Kibagabaga Hospital.

Investigations are underway to uncover the exact cause of this unfortunate incident.


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