Man Drowns in Swamp

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His body was found by residents on Monday evening. Simon Peter Okwaput, the LC III chairperson of Magoro Sub County says that the body was seen by passers by at around 3:40pm.

Simon Elukut, a resident of Oriau B village in Omasia parish in Magoro Sub County Katakwi district has drowned in Abosoito swamp along Magoro Angisa road. Elukut drowned is believed to have drowned on Monday as he was fishing in the swamp. His body was found by residents on Monday evening. Simon Peter Okwaput, the LC III chairperson of Magoro Sub County says that the body was seen by passers by at around 3:40pm.

Okwaput says that relatives of the deceased say that Elukut left home to go fishing in the swamp. He says that Abosoito swamp is one of the places that were recently flooded by torrential rains. He says that the death of Elukut brings to two, the number of people who have drowned in Abosoito swamp since the beginning of this year. Joseph Okwi, the Katakwi Criminal Investigations Officer suspects that the deceased could have slipped into the water while fishing.
 

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.