Police probe death of Indian national at Speke hotel

Police in Kampala is investigating the death of an Indian national at Speke hotel in Kampala.     
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says Naland Natsha, 53, was found dead in his hotel room 101 on Saturday under unclear circumstances. 

Owoyesigyire says Naland’s lifelessly body was discovered by hotel staff when they checked his room and immediately notified police. Police retrieved the body and took it to Mulago hospital morgue for postmortem, which showed a blood clot in his lungs. 

"Preliminary postmortem results show there was a clot in his lungs that caused difficulties in breathing," Owoyesigyire said. 

Owoyesigyire said Naland arrived into the country on May 5 and was representing Mahindra Consulting Engineers. 

"We have recovered Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage and recorded statements that will help us in investigations," Owoyesigyire said. 

Close to 10 foreign nationals have died in Uganda's hotels and apartments in the last one year. These include Jurgen Gallant, a German national who died at Nsambya hospital where he was rushed in critical condition, Eric Yvomr, a Belgian national who died in his apartment in Muyenga, Nordlander Andreas, a Swede who died at Sheraton hotel and Tuomas Petteri Terasvuori, a Finish died at Pearl of Africa hotel.
Preliminary findings released by the police indicated that their mysterious deaths were likely to have resulted from an overdose of narcotic drugs. 
Two other foreigners who were tourists also passed away mysteriously including Montie Guy Watson, whose body was recovered in a hut in Bwana Tembo Safari Camp Lodge in Nwoya district and Rita Charlotte who died at Pakwach hospital where she was rushed after allegedly collapsing during a nature walk in Murchison Falls national park. Police informed the country that its preliminary findings indicated that they could have died of natural causes.
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