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Student dies after football match

WESTERN
By - | October 14th 2012

By Sammy Jakaa

A Form One student collapsed and died in Teso South District immediately after playing football.

The 15 year old student at St Paul’s Amukura High School, is said to have been playing football with his colleagues before the rains interrupted their match.

The players rushed to a classroom to take shelter and immediately they got into the room, the boy fainted.

His friends said he started having difficulty in breathing and they administered first aid to him before calling the teacher on duty to assist them.

They then rushed him to Amukura Mission Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Teso South District Commissioner, Dennis Omosa, said investigations were under way to determine the actual cause of death.

“We cannot ascertain the cause of death at the moment because we have not received a medical report. However, we shall be able to establish the cause after post mortem,” said the DC

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The body was taken to Busia District Hospital Mortuary for post-mortem as the school’s administration tried to contact the boy’s family.

In another incident, a police officer attached to Malaba police station was locked up for a few hours for apparently being drunk.

The junior police officer is said to have been drunk and threatened clearing agents at the Malaba customs yard claiming that he was the newly posted Teso OCPD.

Teso Police Boss, Elphas Korir, said the officer was locked up for a few hours until he sobered up and was taken for counselling.

The OCPD warned police officers who will be found drunk on duty adding that they will be dealt with firmly.

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