Agago: 3-year-old children drown in Wang Alela River
The incident happened in Toroma West, Kuywee sub-county in Agago district on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
By Regina Lalam Olal
Agago, November 19, 2022: The victims were identified as Opio Emmanuel, 3, and Omara Amon also aged 3. The deceased comes from two different families of Ocaka Moses and his wife Alanyo and Kilama Richard.
Peter Olara, the area councillor of Toroma West revealed that the bodies of the two children were found by Angilla Aciro and Pauil Opoka, all local residents who were passing by the water side.
They soon realized there were dead bodies in the water. Olara reported that the deceased parents had gone to their gardens.
“The children started following their parents and ended up in the water,” he said.
The LC3 chairman of Kuyee sub-county Ben Ocan also confirmed the incident, and warned parents not to leave children at home without caretakers.
This is the first death of this nature in many decades in the area.