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Byline: Henry Mukasa and Jimmy Muwanika
AT least one person died and hundreds more were injured yesterday as tens of thousands gathered for prayers at Kasubi royal tombs that got burnt last week. First-aid teams of the Uganda Red Cross, St John's Ambulance and the Buganda Scouts Council said they had treated over 250 people who had either been trampled upon or squeezed.
This includes those who were injured and others who fainted. The Police put the number of those injured at 146 people, most of them minor.
The Deputy Police spokesperson, Vincent Sekate, confirmed that an elderly woman, Harriet Namuddu from Kalerwe, had died during a stampede at the main gate of the tombs. Sixteen other people were referred to hospital for further treatment.
Sekate explained that Namuddu was trampled upon when people jammed the closed gate, their pressure forcing it to collapse. "The people in front …