Entebbe Beach Bodies Post-mortem Report Released

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The Police medical service directorate has released post-mortem reports for the thirteen bodies recovered on the shores of Lake Victoria during the 2015 Christmas week.

The Police medical service directorate has released post-mortem reports for the thirteen bodies recovered on the shores of Lake Victoria during the 2015 Christmas week.
 
The reports conclude that all the victims drowned but at different hours. 12 of the bodies have already been claimed.
 
The post-mortem found pulmonary edema (accumulation of liquid to foam) in the lungs and mouth. There was no sign of strangulation or anything else that could have led to death.
 
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson says, there were scratches and wounds on the bodies which could have resulted from rocks and other objects in the water.
 
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Police at Katwe police station, however, continues to investigate allegations there may have been foul play or acts of criminal negligence by the beach management.
 
Witness accounts are currently being recorded to help understand what happened to each victim and which exact beach they were at.
 
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The 13 bodies were discovered on 26th and 27th December 2015 at Aero, Lido and Spennah beaches. One of the bodies is yet to be claimed to date.
 
The three beaches were closed down for a few days following discovery by Entebbe Districts Security committee that they did not meet the minimum safety and security standard.
 

 

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