12-year-old girl dies after quarry collapses on her in Homa Bay


12-year-old girl dies after quarry collapses on her in Homa Bay
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In Summary

  • The  Class three pupil from Kuge Primary school met her untimely death when she went to excavate the soil for smearing their muddy walled house.
  • Confirming the incident, Ngodhe Sub-Location Assistant chief Charles Ngoe said  the minor who was in accompany of other siblings died instantly after a loose soil collapsed and buried her alive inside the quarry .

A 12-year-old girl died on Wednesday after walls of a quarry at Lwala village in Suba North, Homa Bay County caved in, burying her alive.

The Class Three pupil was in the accompany of her siblings collecting soil to be used in repairing their house.

Confirming the incident, Ngodhe Sub-Location Assistant chief Charles Ngoe said as the children were digging out the soil, the walls collapsed burying the girl in the quarry.

Her siblings, who escaped unhurt, raised an alarm alerting local residents who arrived at the scene to rescue the 12-year-old.

By the time the locals retrieved the girl from the quarry, she had already succumbed to injuries.

The body has since been moved to Kirindo Mortuary.

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