Four children from the same family in Soroti district have drowned in a water pond. The incident occurred on Monday evening at Okume swamp in Agule village in Arapai parish.
Simon Ecodu, the father of the children identifies the deceased as Rachael Icodu, Eunice Achen, Vivian Atono and Samuel Ecodu, all below ten years of age.
The children reportedly drowned while swimming in the water pond that was dug out by their uncle, Robert Elwangu, a brick maker. The elder members of the family had gone to Dakabela parish in Arapai sub-county for the burial of their late sister.
Emmanuel Ecabu, a relative to the bereaved family, says they received a phone call on their way from the burial about the incident.
East Kyoga Region police spokesperson,Michael Odongo says police retrieved the bodies from the pond on Monday evening and took them to Soroti municipality mortuary. Odongo says they have opened investigations vide police file SD 1303/204/2018.