By Our Reporter
City businessman Alwi Hassan, who was a director at the International University of East Africa, has perished in an accident that occurred today along River Nile, together with his wife Super Shakilah and their daughter Amirror Alwi.
According to SP Hasunira Ahmed, the Jinja Police Station District Police Commander, the deceased breathed their last on Sunday afternoon after their boat capsized at Kiira dam along R. Nile.
A preliminary investigation report issued by DPC Hasunira about the tragedy reads in part thus;
“Incident Report Of Drowning
At around 17:30hrs security manager Escom called Nalufenya police on phone reporting drowning of people at Kiira dam, this was even registered under SD REF 09/30/08/2020.
This involved two boats one which had four people namely Hassan Alwi, (father), Shakira Super (mother), Alwi Amirror (child), Jafalu Alwi (child), Okidi Patrick (staff), and the second boat had one person not yet identified who had come to rescue the first boat, which had experienced an engine failure.
Upon receipt of information, a team of police officers from Nalufenya police station led by OC station, OC CID, Nalufenya medical team, together with Police marine responded to the scene and managed to rescue and saved two lives from the water which had reached Kiira dam Turbines.
The Homicide team and SOCO from Jinja CPS joined in visiting the scene.
Particulars Of Survivors
Those who survived and rescued people are Jafalu Alwi, male, 12 years, Okidi Patrick adult, 39 years, all are undergoing treatment at Nile international hospital in Jinja City.
Meanwhile, searching for those who drowned is still on going.
Particulars Of Drowned People
1-Hassan Alwi ( Director of International University of East Africa),
3-Amirror Alwi (Their daughter and one rescue person not yet identified.)”
Watch this space for details!