Two Ugandans were killed in the South Sudan capital Juba on Tuesday this week after a pit latrine they were digging caved in and buried them.
Arumadri Candia, a survivor of the incident identified the deceased as Jimmy Oloya and Samson Ochan, both natives of Nebbi district.
Candia said that on the fateful day they were contracted by a South Sudan businessman to sink a 35 feet pit latrine. He said that they embarked on the job and all appeared to being going well until they reached 28 feet and hit soft soil.
Candia said that he asked his colleagues to stop digging because their lives were at risk but they ignored his pleas and continued with their work until the pit latrine caved in and buried them.
The South Sudan businessman he only identifies as Deng has accepted to transport the bodies of the victims to Uganda for burial.
Efforts by our reporter to speak to the relatives of the deceased were futile as he couldn’t establish contact with their families.